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Easy chair


Object number

RIF4700

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (upper frame, crest, stiles), and cherry (seat rails)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Bonhams, New York, January 27, 2010, lot 1089

Associated names

Bonhams

Construction

The back is connected to the stiles by means of double tenons; the pins do not project on the interior. There are no corner blocks. The rectangular side stretchers are flush with the outside planes of the front and rear legs. The rectangular medial stretcher is dovetailed to the side stretchers. Examined by P.E. Kane, B.W. Colman, January 20, 2010; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Bonhams, New York, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 27, 2010), 37, lot 1089, ill.