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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF160

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

101.6 x 53.975 x 43.498cm (40 x 21 1/4 x 17 1/8in.)

Date

1745–1765

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); maple (slip seat)

Inscriptions

"III" carved into the inside front seat rail. "VI" carved into matching chair.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), East Orange, New Jersey, by 1928; given to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1930

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 1, no. 889.
Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 571, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 58–59, no. 49, ill.