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Easy chair


Object number

RIF236

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

121.603 x 90.805 x 73.025cm (47 7/8 x 35 3/4 x 28 3/4in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (rear upholstery rail and arm supports); birch (wing stile)

Inscriptions

"UPHOLSTERED JULY 30, 1914 AT 347 MOODY ST" in graphite on a wing

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

David Stockwell, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 1960; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1960

Associated names

David Stockwell, Inc.
Ima Hogg

Bibliography

"David Stockwell, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 78, no. 4 (October 1960): 279.
"David Stockwell, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 78, no. 3 (September 1960): 177, ill.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 52, no. 92, ill.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 58, no. F98.