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Side chair


Object number

RIF5422

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Nathan Liverant and Son

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); white pine (corner blocks); oak (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 2011

Notes

The combination of the ring and reel turnings before the tapered ends on the medial and central stretcher, the thickness of the reel turnings at the back of the side stretchers, and the squareness of the rear legs are features this chair shares with others made in Rhode Island. It is also very heavy, another characteristic of Rhode Island chairs.