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Armchair


Object number

RIF5048

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.14 x 85.73 x 56.52 cm (41 x 33 3/4 x 22 1/4 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame); pine (corner blocks [replaced?])

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Jess Pavey, Birmingham, Michigan; sold to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1971

Associated names

Jess Pavey

Notes

The chair retains what appears to be its original foundation upholstery.

Bibliography

Katharine Bryant Hagler, American Queen Anne Furniture: 1720–1755, exh. cat. (Dearborn, Mich.: The Edison Institute, 1976), 28, right, ill.