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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF293

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker possibly by John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 241.3 cm (95 in.)

Date

1760–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seats)

Inscriptions

"II," incised on underside of slip seat of one chair; "V," incised on underside of slip seat of other chair; "VII," incised on the seat rail and on the back of the splat of chair "V"

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Leigh Keno American Antiques, New York; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Eddy G. Nicholson, Hampton, New Hampshire; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 27–28, 1995, lot 1089

Associated names

Leigh Keno American Antiques
Eddy G. Nicholson
Mrs. Eddy G. Nicholson
Christie's

Notes

The slip seat marked "II" retains its original foundation upholstery.

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Nicholson, sale cat. (January 27–28, 1995), 286–87, lot 1089, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Property of the Goddard Family, sale cat. (January 22, 2005), 74, fig. 8.
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), 341nn2–3.