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Easy chair


Object number

RIF5202

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

122.56 x 87.63 x 78.11 cm (48 1/4 x 34 1/2 x 30 3/4 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (rear legs)

Provenance

Possibly John G. Wanton (1729–1799), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter Mary "Polly" Wanton (born 1762) and her husband, Daniel Lyman (1756–1830), Newport and North Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to their daughter Mrs. Jacob Dunnell (née Mary Wanton Lyman, born 1788), North Providence; by descent to her son Jacob Dunnell (1811–1886), Pawtucket, Rhode Island; by descent to his son William Wanton Dunnell (born 1850), Pawtucket; by descent to his son William Wanton Dunnell, Jr. (born 1894), Pawtucket; by descent to his son William Wanton Dunnell III (born 1932), Boston, Massachusetts; by descent to the present owner

Associated names

John G. Wanton
Mary "Polly" Wanton
Daniel Lyman
Mary Wanton Lyman
Jacob Dunnell
William Dunnell
William Dunnell, Jr.
William Dunnell III