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Side chair


Object number

RIF6279

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 96.52 cm (38 in.)

Date

1760–1785

Current location

Caxambas Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"VI," incised, on front rail; "I," incised on slip seat; "V," incised on back of crest, splat shoe, and rear rail

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 26–27, 1995, lot 128; sold to George Safford Parker II (1929–2004), Janesville, Wisconsin, and later Marco, Florida; Caxambas Foundation, Milwaukee; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2017, lot 2088

Associated names

Christie's
George Safford Parker II
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 26–27, 1995), 64, lot 128, 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), 341n2.
Sotheby's, New York, The Highly Important Americana Collection of George S. Parker II from the Caxambas Foundation, sale cat. (January 19, 2017), lot 2088, ill.