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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

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), 276n3.