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Side chair


Object number

RIF179

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

104.14 x 53.34 x 43.498cm (41 x 21 x 17 1/8in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary and slip seat frame)

Marks

"VI" cut into inside of front seat rail; "V" cut into slip-seat frame.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), New York, by 1929. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

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. 569, ill.
Marion Day Iverson, The American Chair 1630-1890 (New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1957), 77, fig. 57.
Milo M. Naeve, "The American Furniture," Antiques 95, no. 1 (January 1969): 132, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 60-61, no. 51, 1930-158, ill.