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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6178

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 37 1/2 in. (95.25 cm) Height, seat: 17 in. (43.18 cm) Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm) Depth, seat: 16 3/4 in. (42.55 cm)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“II,” inscribed on rabbet of front seat rail of one chair; “VII,” inscribed on rear surfaces of crest rail, splat, and rear rail of same chair

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Garth's Auctions, Delaware, Ohio, May 16, 2014, lot 267; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Garth's Auctions, Inc.

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), 264nn5, 8.
"Early American Furniture and Decorative Arts, May 16, 2014, Lot 267, Set of Five Queen Anne Side Chairs," http://auctions.garths.com/auction-lot-detail/SET-OF-FIVE-QUEEN-ANNE-SIDE-CHAIRS.&salelot=1114+++++267+&refno=++253970 (accessed May 23, 2016).