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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6156

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“I,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail and on underside of front rail of slip seat of one chair; “IIII,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail and on underside of front rail of slip seat of other chair

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Nicholas Brown (1729–1791), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Poynton Ives (née Hope Brown, 1773–1855), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in her family, until 2007; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19–21, 2007, lots 591 and 592; sold to Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York. Christie's, New York, January 19, 20 and 23, 2012, lots 114 and 115

Associated names

Nicholas Brown
Hope Brown Ives
Brown and Ives families
Sotheby's
Leigh Keno American Antiques
Christie's New York

See also


Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Discoveries in Newport Furniture and Silver," Antiques 68, no. 1 (July 1955): 45–46, fig. 4.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), no. 396, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana including Property Approved for Deaccession by the Board of Trustees of Historic Deerfield, Inc., sale cat. (January 19–21, 2007), 390–393, lots 591–592, ill.
Christie's New York, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Chinese Export, sale cat. (January 19–20 and 23, 2012), 100–105, lots 114–115, 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), 344.