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Easy chair

Object number



Maker, possibly by Job Townsend, Sr., 1699?1765



Current location



Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)


Queen Anne


By descent Eddy family, Warren, Rhode Island. Philip Flayderman, Boston, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 493; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; consigned to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 9, 1932, lot 81. Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser, by 1953

Associated names

Eddy Family
Philip Flayderman
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries
Israel Sack
Israel Sack, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ross Millhiser

See also


"American Art Association-Anderson Galleries, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 16, no. 6 (December 1929): 451.
Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 43, lot 493, ill.
"Furniture Items from the Year's Sales," Antiques 17, no. 4 (April 1930): 329, fig. 2.
American Art Association and Anderson Galleries, New York, One Hundred Important American Antiques, sale cat. (January 9, 1932), 112, lot 81.
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 63, ill.
Albert Sack, "Israel Sack: A Record of Service 1903–1953," Israel Sack, Inc. (1953): 36–37, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 248, 256, fig. 6.2a.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 33–34, fig. 53.
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), 5n15, 257n2.