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Upholstered armchair

Object number



Maker Unknown


41 23 1/2 18 1/4 in. (104.14 59.69 46.355 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


American black walnut (primary); soft maple (crest, stiles, and stay rail)


Philip Flayderman, Boston, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 476; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, 1969

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont
Philip Flayderman
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries

Related objects


Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 15, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 168–170, no. 91.
Charles F. Hummel, "Queen Anne and Chippendale Furniture in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Part II," Antiques 98, no. 6 (December 1970): 902–903, fig. 15, 17, 19.