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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6297

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 92.71 cm (36 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Inscriptions

"This chair probably came down in the Robinson House," written on paper label affixed each chair

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Thomas Robinson (1730–1817), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife, Sarah Richardson Robinson (1733-1817), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mary Morton (1757–1829), Philadelphia; by descent to her daughter Esther Smith (1797-1865), Philadelphia; by descent to her son Benjamin Raper Smith (1825-1904), Philadelphia and Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Esther Fisher Smith (née Wharton, 1836–1915), Philadelphia and Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her son Edward Wanton Smith (1875–1940), Philadelphia and Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his son Edward Wanton Smith, Jr. (1920–2001), Jamestown, Rhode Island; by descent to Josh Wanton Smith, Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie’s, New York, January 20–21, 2005, lot 546

Associated names

Thomas Robinson
Sarah Richardson Robinson
Benjamin Raper Smith
Edward Wanton Smith
Edward Wanton Smith, Jr.
Josh Wanton Smith
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Prints, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2005), 314, lot 546, ill.