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Side chair


Object number

RIF4378

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 1/4 x 22 x 18 in. (102.235 x 55.88 x 45.72 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary)

Inscriptions

On front right corner of seat is a Roman numeral "I" and "RT" penciled in. Two labels on the underside of rear eat rail: One with an orange sticker "Identification No.73" Other "L.1497" Marking on underside of front left corner written in pencil "L5" Seat also has a Roman numeral "I" near front corner frame.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell Lewis, Cornish, New Hampshire; consigned by their estate to William A. Smith, Inc., Plainfield, New Hampshire, May 29, 1971; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1971; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell Lewis
William A. Smith, Inc., Auctioneers and Appraisers
Doris Duke