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Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1971.180.2-.3
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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF4436

Maker

Maker: possibly John Carlile and Sons, active 1789–1803

Dimensions

99.695 x 53.975 x 52.705 cm (39 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 20 3/4 in.)

Date

1789–1803

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

1971.180.2: Mahogany (primary); birch (rear rail and proper-left seat rail); maple (front seat rail, serpentine addition to front seat rail, and proper-right seat rail); beech (diagonal corner braces); pine (front corner blocks) 1971.180.3: Mahogany (primary); birch (front, back, proper-right seat rails and three of the diagonal corner braces); maple (proper-left seat rail, serpentine addition to front seat rail, and proper-left front diagonal corner brace); pine (front corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

1971.180.2: Upside down "V," incised on interior surface of rear seat rail; "M B[?]g[r?]es," in graphite, on underside of front seat rail 1971.180.3: Upside down "V" with line down center, incised on interior surface of rear seat rail

Style

Federal

Provenance

Mrs. Giles Whiting (née Flora Ettlinger, 1881–1971), Scarborough, and New York, New York ; bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1971

Associated names

Flora Ettlinger Whiting

Notes

See RIF35

See also


Bibliography

Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques: The New York Apartment of Mrs. Giles Whiting," Antiques 77, no. 1 (January 1960): 91.