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Easy chair


Object number

RIF1671

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 48 in. (121.92 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany front legs and side and rear stretchers; cherry rear legs and rear stretcher (primary); cherry (stiles as a continuation of the rear legs); maple (rear cross brace, crest rail, seat rails, curved outline of the arms, and cones); hard pine (block between cone and curved outlines of the arms); chestnut (inner frame in front of stiles and curved arm sections).

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Craig and Tarlton, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1971; Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III, Charlottesville, Virginia; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 24, 2009, lot 75

Associated names

Craig and Tarlton, Inc.
Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III
Sotheby's

Construction

The corners of the seat frame were once supported by open braces dovetailed into the frame, now missing.

Bibliography

"Craig and Tarlton, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 100, no. 4 (October 1971): 485.
Arden Root, "Living with Antiques in the South," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 960, ill.
Jill Hartz, ed., A Jeffersonian Ideal: Selections from the Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III Collection of American Fine and Decorative Arts, exh. cat. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Art Museum, 2005), 104.
Sotheby's, New York, The Property of Dr. and Mrs. Henry C. Landon III, sale cat. (January 24, 2009), lot 75.