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From: Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, (Providence, R.I.: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 16, cat. 16
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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF426

Maker

Maker: attributed to Robert Sterry Burrough, 1773 - 1844

Dimensions

97.79 x 51.435 x 46.99 cm (38 1/2 x 20 1/4 x 18 1/2 in.)

Date

1795–1805

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Birch (primary); white pine (corner blocks)

Inscriptions

"Made by/Robert S. Burrou [torn]/ [illegible]" in ink on a paper label with red borders with canted corners glued inside a seat rail

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Robert Sterry Burrough (1773–1844), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Robert S. Burrough, Providence; by descent to his daughter, Mrs. Edward Allen Swain (née Martha Burrough), Pomfret, Connecticut; by descent to her son, Leonard Swain (born 1891), Pomfret; by descent to his daughter Edith (Dede) Swain Bullock

Associated names

Robert Sterry Burrough
Robert S. Burrough, Jr.
Martha H. Walker
Martha Burrough
Edward Allen Swain
Leonard Swain
Mrs. Leonard Swain

See also


Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "Providence Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 574, fig. 2.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 16–17, no. 16, ill.
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), 85–86, fig. 20.