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Easy chair


Object number

RIF370

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765

Dimensions

125.095 x 90.17 x 76.2cm (49 1/4 x 35 1/2 x 30in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1978 and 1988

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 6, pp. 1548–1549, no. P4590, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 113, no. 6 (June 1978): 1150.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 275, fig. 7.4.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 134, no. 3 (September 1988): inside front cover, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 70, ill.