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Side chair


Object number

RIF4402

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

97.16 x 55.88 x 44.45 cm (38 1/4 x 22 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"[illegible text] / Spencer A[?] / East Greenwich / Rho[de Island]," printed on a partial label, glued to the underside of the rear seat rail

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 110; Parke-Bertnet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 19–20, 1972, lot 419; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993), Newport, Rhode Island; bequeathed to the Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1993

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 33, lot 110, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture, sale cat. (May 19–20, 1972), lot 419.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 254, no. 45, fig. 1.