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Armchair


Object number

RIF5019

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765

Dimensions

109.86 x 70.17 x 57.15 cm (43 1/4 x 27 5/8 x 22 1/2 in.)

Date

1715–1760

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); chestnut (seat rails)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"2" Bottom of the splat, below the shoe

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Charles H. Gershenson. The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

Associated names

Charles H. Gershenson

See also


Bibliography

Katharine Bryant Hagler, American Queen Anne Furniture: 1720–1755, exh. cat. (Dearborn, Mich.: The Edison Institute, 1976), 27, right, ill.