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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF161

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

99.378 x 42.863 x 54.928 cm (39 1/8 x 16 7/8 x 21 5/8 in.)

Date

1730–1765

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat)

Inscriptions

One of the pair: "VI" incised on front member of slip seat and front seat rail. The other: "III" incised on front member of slip seat and front seat.

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

Bibliography

Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 572, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 57, no. 48, ill.