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Side chair


Object number

RIF4935

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

39 7/8 x 22 1/4 x 21 1/4 in. (101.28 x 56.52 x 53.98 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"III," incised, on rabbet of front rail; "II," incised, on slip seat frame

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harry Arons, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1967. Constance Pember Godfrey (1929 - 2014) and Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr. (1926 - 2007), Milwaukee, Wisconsin; consigned by the Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation to Sotheby's, New York, January 18–21, 2018, lot 766

Associated names

Harry Arons
Constance Pember Godfrey
Dudley J. Godfrey, Jr.
Dudley and Constance Godfrey Foundation
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 18–21, 2018), vol. 2, p. 53, lot 766, ill.
"Harry Arons, advertisement," Antiques 91, no. 4 (April 1967): 417, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 257n7.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Americana at Sotheby's," Maine Antique Digest (March 2018): 17-E.