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Side chair


Object number

RIF4418

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

37 1/2 x 21 in. (95.25 x 53.34 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"VIII," incised, on front rail; "VII," incised, on slip seat

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Janes Auction, Newport, Rhode Island, October 14, 1957; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 154

Associated names

John Janes Auction
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 941, fig. 4.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 64, lot 154.