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Side chair


Object number

RIF131

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

95.25 x 53.34 x 47.63 cm (37 1/2 x 21 x 18 3/4 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Elsie Matilda Larkin (1890–1981), Westerly, Rhode Island. Private collection, on loan to Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, Rhode Island

Associated names

Elsie Matilda Larkin
Babcock-Smith House Museum, Westerly, Rhode Island

Notes

This chair retains its original webbing and stuffing on the slip seat frame; the show cover is later and is upholstered over the slip seat frame.

See also


Bibliography

Ellen Madison, "Finding a Niche," Early American Life 46, no. 3 (June 2015): 57, ill.