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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1960.0719.001
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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF4649

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

99.06 x 54.293 x 50.8 cm (39 x 21 3/8 x 20 in.)

Date

1740-1760

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); soft maple (slip seat frame)

Inscriptions

Chiseled on the front seat rail and slip seat frame: "XI" [1960.0719.001]

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, and New York; sold by them to Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur, Delaware, 1929; bequeathed by him to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, 1969

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, "A Pair of Distinctive Chairs from Newport, Rhode Island," Antiques 145, no. 1 (January 1994): 188, pl. IV, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 44–45, no. 24, ill.