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Side chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


38 1/4 22 21 in. (97.155 55.88 53.34 cm) Seat height: 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm)



Current location



Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Black walnut (primary); soft maple (slip seat frame)


Benjamin Perley Poore (1820-1887), Boston, and Newburyport, Massachusetts. Charles E. and Elisabeth L. Garvin, Southport, Connecticut; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, November 19, 1977, lot 1247. A New Jersey collection. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, 1984; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York, 1984; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2012, lot 218. Doyle New York, April 22, 2013, lot 155

Associated names

Benjamin Perley Poore
John S. Walton, Inc.
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Garvin
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Doyle New York


Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 54–55, no. 18, fig. 18.1.
Frances Clary Morse, Furniture of the Olden Time (New York: MacMillan Company, 1946), 181, fig. 154.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2012), 157, lot 218.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana, sale cat. (November 17–19, 1977), lot 1247.
"asp/fullCatalogue.asp?salelot=13AM01+++155+andrefno=++882734," (accessed January 15, 2014), lot 155.