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Side chair


Object number

RIF5649

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 104.78 cm (41 1/4 in.); Height, seat: 48.26 cm (19 in.); Width, front feet: 55.88 cm (22 in.); Depth: 54.61 cm (21 1/2 in.)

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“VIII,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail and on underside of front rail of slip seat

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), October 28, 2012, lot 111. Private collection, 2014

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"Skinner Sells American Furniture & Decorative Arts," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (Novermber 16, 2012), 41, ill.
Skinner, Inc., Boston and Marlborough, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 28, 2012), 28, lot 111, ill.
"Skinner, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (October 12, 2012), 75, ill.
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), 257n7.