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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF4577

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1790-1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); mahogany (side and back rails); maple (stiles); pine (front rail)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Dyer family, Rhode Island; consigned by them to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 25, 2009, lot 171

Associated names

Dyer family
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The crest rail is serpentine, the stiles straight, the side rails slightly flared, and the front rail bowed. The arms, which are probably replaced, are straight and molded; the serpentine arm supports are molded also, and pinned to the side rails. The seat rails are pinned to the stiles by one square and one round pin each. The front legs are tapered, molded at the front and sides, and bear kerf marks at their junctions with the side rails. They are joined to the rear legs by rectangular side stretchers, tenoned into and set at the outside of the rear and front legs. The rear rectangular stretcher is tenoned into the rear legs, which are not molded. It is flush with the back of the rear legs. The rectangular medial stretcher is flush with the top and bottom of the side stretchers and tenoned to them. Examined by P. E. Kane and B. W. Colman, October 19, 2009; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Notes

The chair retains some linen webbing.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Fall Auction, sale cat. (October 25, 2009), 45, lot 171, ill.