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Side chair


Object number

RIF4685

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

38 3/8 x 21 3/4 x 20 1/2 in. (97.47 x 55.25 x 52.07 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, or made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Inscriptions

Label pasted on bottom: "belonged to Col. Wm Lithgow in 1756 / Llewellyn M. Lithgow's grandfather"

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Col. William Lithgow; by descent to his grandson, Llewellyn M. Lithgow. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

Associated names

William Lithgow
Llewellyn M. Lithgow
Charles Woolsey Lyon

See also


Bibliography

Donald A. Shelley, "Henry Ford and the Museum: The Furniture," Antiques 73, no. 2 (February 1958): 157, fig. 18.
Katharine Bryant Hagler, American Queen Anne Furniture: 1720–1755, exh. cat. (Dearborn, Mich.: The Edison Institute, 1976), 28, right, ill.