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Side chair


Object number

RIF6074

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

105.09 x 48.26 x 46.67 cm (41 3/8 x 19 x 18 3/8 in.)

Date

1730–1760

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

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

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne, William and Mary

Provenance

John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to Anne H. Vogel and Frederick Vogel III, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1980; given to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Associated names

John Walton, Inc.
Frederick Vogel III
Anne H. Vogel

Construction

The front edges of the crest rail?s flanking arches are beaded; the incurvate center portion is flanked by carving. The leg/stiles below, beaded in front, flat in back, and serpentine in profile, are tenoned and wood-pinned to it, as is the serpentine, vasiform splat, flat in front, with chamfered edges in back. The front of the stiles flatten as they approach the seat frame, and are square below the seat, where they rake rearward and are slightly chamfered on their inside faces at the floor. The rail into which the splat is tenoned is tenoned without wood pins, into the stiles. The underside of the rail is ogee-molded. The side seat rails are tenoned and wood-pinned to the stiles and to the blocks atop the blocked and vase-turned front legs. The scallop-skirted front rail is tenoned and wood-pinned to the front legs. The ball and reel-turned front stretcher is doweled into the front legs. The rectangular rear and side stretchers are tenoned and wood-pinned to and flush with the outer faces of their neighboring elements. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, May 16, 2014; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

See also


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), 2, 68, 246, 249–251, no. 43.