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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF378

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 107.315 cm (42 1/4 in.); Height, to seat rail: 36.83 cm (14 1/2 in.); Width: 71.12 cm (28 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by inheritance to his daughter, Sarah "Sally" Brown Herreshoff (1773–1846), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Charles Frederick Herreshoff III (1809–1888) and his wife, Julia Ann Lewis (1811–1901), Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent to their daughter, Caroline Louisa Herreshoff (1837–1924), Bristol, Rhode Island; by inheritance 1924 to her grandson, Wescote Herreshoff Chesebrough (1908–1979), Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Gustave J. S. White, Inc. auction, Newport, Rhode Island, July 15, 1974; sold to John S. Walton, Inc., New York

Associated names

John Brown
Sarah "Sally" Brown Herreshoff
Charles Frederick Herreshoff III
Caroline Louisa Herreshoff III
Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough
Gustave J. S. White, Inc.
John S. Walton, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"Gustave J. S. White, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 105, no. 6 (June 1974): 1265, ill.
Gustave J. S. White, Inc., Newport, R.I., Property of Westcote Herreshoff Chesebrough at "Wakehurst," Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, sale cat. (July 15, 1974), ill.