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From: John S. Walton, Inc., New York, postcard advertisement, 1959–1975
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Side chair


Object number

RIF6221

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York, 1959–1975

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.

Notes

This chair was featured on an undated John S. Walton, Inc., postcard advertisement. The back of the card reads: "An unusual form of walnut Queen Anne side chair of Newport, R. I. origin. Fine old finish and no restorations. Maple slip seat frame. Newport circa 1750."

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), 268n5.