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Easy chair


Object number

RIF5625

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

121.29 x 84.14 x 76.2 cm (47 3/4 x 33 1/8 x 30 in.)

Date

1740–1780

Current location


Geography

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

Medium

Maple (primary); pine (arm cones); maple (all other visible secondary wood)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By tradition owned by John Hancock (1737–1793), Boston; by descent in his family; Israel Sack, Boston, 1920s; Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; Hyman Grossman, Boston; Wayne Pratt, Inc., Woodbury, Connecitcut; sold to Rosebrook Collection, 1997; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 23, 2015, lot 152

Associated names

John Hancock
Israel Sack
Henry Francis du Pont
Israel Sack, Inc.
Hyman Grossman
Wayne Pratt, Inc.
Rosebrook Collection
Christie's

Bibliography

Johanna McBrien, "A Sense of Place," Antiques and Fine Art 9, no. 2 (Winter / Spring 2009): 207, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Outsider Art, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 23, 2015), 130, lot 152, ill.