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Side chair, one of an assembled pair


Object number

RIF4910

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 97.155 cm (38 1/4 in.); Height, seat: 44.45 cm (17 1/2 in.); Width: 57.15 cm (22 1/2 in.); Depth: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Date

1740-1750

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Black walnut; soft maple (slip seat frame)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the family of Marjorie Foster, Bowdoinham, Maine. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York, 1979; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2012, lot 224

Associated names

Marjorie Foster family
Israel Sack, Inc.
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer
Sotheby's

Construction

Retains its original leather seat.

Bibliography

Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 50–53, no. 17, side chair on right, p.51, fig. 17.1 and 17.3.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Americana Week Auction at Sotheby's," Maine Antique Digest (April 2012): 38-A.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2012), 161, lot 224.