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Easy chair


Object number

RIF5004

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

121.92 x 101.6 x 60.96 cm (48 x 40 x 24 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the family of Godfrey Malbone (1724–1785), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Godfrey Malbone Birckhead, Palm Beach, Florida; given to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, 1990

Associated names

Family of Godfrey Malbone, Newport, Rhode Island
Godfrey Malbone Birckhead

See also


Bibliography

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), 272, no. 50, fig. 2.