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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6204

Maker

Maker attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"V,” incised, on rabbet of front seat rail of one chair; "VI," on underside of front rail of slip seat of chair marked "V"; "V," incised, on rear of crest, base of splat, and rear seat rail of that chair; “VIII,” incised, on front seat rail and on underside of front rail of slip seat of other chair; '"III," incised, on rear of crest, base of splat, and rear sear rail of that 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 to her son, Moses Brown Ives (1794–1857), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Henry Grinnell Russell (née Hope Brown Ives, 1839–1909), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to her cousin, Robert Hale Ives Goddard (1837–1916), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife, Mrs. R. H. Ives Goddard, Providence, Rhode Island; by descent in her family, until 2005; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 22, 2005, lot 828

Associated names

Nicholas Brown
Hope Brown Ives
Moses Brown Ives
Hope Brown Ives
Robert Hale Ives Goddard
Goddard Family
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Barbara Snow, "Living with Antiques: The Providence Home of Mrs. R.H. Ives Goddard," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 581, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 77–79, lot 828, 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), 391.
Christie's New York, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Chinese Export, sale cat. (January 19–20 and 23, 2012), 103.
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), 344n1.