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From: Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107 (May 1975): 951, fig. 16
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Armchair, fitted for a commode


Object number

RIF4419

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 106.045 cm (41 3/4 in.); Height, seat rail: 39.37 cm (15 1/2 in.); Width: 59.055 cm (23 1/4 in.)

Date

1780–1810

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Birch (colored to resemble mahogany); chestnut (pan frame, secondary); pewter (commode)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough (1908–1979), Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Gustave, J. S. White, Inc., Newport, Rhode Island, July 15, 1974; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; gift to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 2011

Associated names

John Brown
Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough
Gustave J. S. White, Inc.
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott

Bibliography

"Gustave J. S. White, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 105, no. 6 (June 1974): 1265, ill.
Gustave J. S. White, Inc., Newport, R.I., Property of Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough at "Wakehurst," Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, sale cat. (July 15, 1974), ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 951, fig. 16.