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Object number



Maker Unknown


39 1/2 98 1/4 30 1/4 in. (100.33 249.556 76.835 cm)



Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society


Made in Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); oak (secondary)


John Brown (1736–1803) and Sarah Smith Brown (1738–1825), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Norman Herreshoff (1903–1990), Providence; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1971

Associated names

Sarah Smith Brown
Norman Herreshoff
John Brown

See also


Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 53, fig. 1.41.
Ruth Davidson, "Museum Accessions," Antiques 103, no. 6 (June 1973): 1078, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 30–31, no. 28, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 564–565, fig. 5.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 300, fig. 1183.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 171, fig. 223.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 27, no. 4 (1968): cover ill., ill.