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Easy chair


Object number

RIF280

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 124.46 cm (49 in.); Width: 78.74 cm (31 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sidney Breese (1709–1767), New York; by descent to Mrs. Helen Breese Walcott Younger, before 1958; given to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, circa 1958

Associated names

Descendants of the Breese family
Sidney Breese
Samuel Breese
Elizabeth Anderson
Helen Breese Sanford
Helen Breese Walcott Younger

See also


Bibliography

Alice Winchester, "Antiques," Antiques 74, no. 2 (August 1958): 128, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 140, fig. 249.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 159, fig. 199.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 269, no. 49, fig. 1–2.