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Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, & Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Masachusetts 1710–1850 (Hanover & London: University Press of New England, 2009), 79-80, pl.17.
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Side chair


Object number

RIF4457

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 5/16 in. (97.314 cm) Width: 21 1/4 in. (53.975 cm) Depth, seat: 16 3/16 in. (41.116 cm) Height, seat: 16 15/16 in. (43.021 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Rehoboth Antiquarian Society

Geography

Made in Attleborough, Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rehoboth, Massachusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry (primary)

Inscriptions

"Presented to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society by Wm.W. Blanding" on printed paper label with handwritten name in ink on center of splat; "V" chisel-cut on underside of right front corner of seat frame.

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Probably William Blanding (1747–1830), Attleborough, and Rehoboth, Massachusetts; by descent in the Blanding family to William Willett Blanding (1820–ca.1920), Rehoboth; given to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, between 1875 and 1900

Associated names

William Blanding
Blanding family of Rehoboth, Mass.
William Willett Blanding

See also


Bibliography

Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 79–80, no. 17, pl. 17.