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Side chair


Object number

RIF158

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.14 x 50.483 x 42.545cm (41 x 19 7/8 x 16 3/4in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, or possibly made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip sear frame)

Inscriptions

Slip seat signed "Mr. Meyers" in pencil. Front seat rail marked "V", slip seat marked "III."

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), East Orange, New Jersey; given to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1930

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers

Notes

The medial stretcher with double ring turnings at each end as well as incised lines at the center, the broadness of the knees, and the square shape of the back legs at the floor suggest this chair was made in Rhode Island as opposed to elsewhere in New England.

Bibliography

Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 56, no. 47, ill.