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Side chair, one of a set of eight


Object number

RIF6208

Maker

Maker George Shipley, w. ca. 1789 - 1803

Dimensions

97.79 x 53.34 x 44.45 cm (38 1/2 x 21 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1791–1795

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New York, or possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (seat frame)

Marks

"Mahogany ready Saw'd up for Staricases & other purposes for Sale / ELEGANT MAHOG. FURNITURE / of the newest fashion, at SHIPLEY'S / MANUFACTORY / No. 161 / Water Street, / N. York," printed on a paper label affixed to underside of seat

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal, Hepplewhite

Provenance

Descended in the Lawrence family, Flushing, New York, until 1945. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Read, La Grange, Illinois, 1962

Associated names

Lawrence family
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Read

See also


Bibliography

Nancy E. Richards, "Furniture of the Lower Connecticut River Valley: The Hartford Area, 1785–1810," Winterthur Portfolio 4 (1968): 8–10, fig. 8–9.
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), 418, 420, fig. 2.