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Side chair


Object number

RIF429

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 99.378cm (39 1/8in.); Width: 51.435cm (20 1/4in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mrs. George Maurice Morris (née Miriam Hubbard, 1892–1982), Washington, D.C.; consigned by her estate to Christie's, New York, January 22, 1983, lot 324

Associated names

Harry Arons
Miriam Hubbard Morris
Christie's

Notes

The double-ring turnings on the medial stretcher, the prominence of the rings on the side stretchers near the junction with the back legs, and the thickness of the back legs where the meet the floor suggest a Rhode Island origin.

See also


Bibliography

Nancy A. Iliff, "Living with Antiques: The Lindens, Washington, D.C.," Antiques 115, no. 4 (April 1979): 745.
Christie's, New York, The Contents of the Lindens: The Collection of the Late Mrs. George Maurice Morris, Important American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 22, 1983), 108, lot 324, 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), 91n16.