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From: Rhode Island History vol.28, no.1 (1969):12
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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF4432

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.)

Date

1785-1800

Current location

Shelburne Museum, Vermont

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Provenance

Dwight M. Prouty (born 1874), Boston, Massachusetts. Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne, Vermont; given by her to Shelburne Museum

Associated names

Dwight M. Prouty
Electra Havemeyer Webb

Bibliography

Frances Clary Morse, Furniture of the Olden Time (New York: MacMillan Company, 1926), 202, illus.185, ill.
Alice Winchester, "The Shelburne Museum," Antiques 66, no. 2 (August 1954): 121, ill.
Alice Winchester, "Frontispiece," Antiques 70, no. 2 (August 1956): 128–129, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "Recent Discoveries Among Rhode Island Cabinetmakers and Their Work," Rhode Island History 28, no. 1 (Winter 1969): 12–13, fig. 1.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 28, no. 1 (1969): 12–15, fig. 1–3a.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 52, fig. 1.40–1.40a.