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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF428

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Dr. Samuel Johnson (1696–1772); by descent to his son, Hon. William Samuel Johnson (1727–1819), Guilford, Connecticut; by descent to his wife, Mary Beach Johnson; by descent to her daughter, Mary Beach Beardsley; by descent to her son, Charles Beardsley; by descent to her daughter, Mary Beardsley Sterling; by descent to her niece, Georgia Beardsley Guion; by descent to her, daughter Mary Guion Smyth. Christie's, New York, October 13, 1983, lot 259

Associated names

Dr. Samuel Johnson
Hon. William Samuel Johnson
Mary Beach Johnson
Mary Beach Beardsley
Charles Beardsley
Mary Beardsley Sterling
Georgia Beardsley Guion
Mary Guion Smyth
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 13, 1983), 109, lot 259, ill.