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From: Ralph E. Carpenter, The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island 1640- 1820 (Newport, Rhode Island: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 44
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Side chair, one of a set of six


Object number

RIF1865

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 1/2 in. (97.79 cm) Width: 21 in. (53.34 cm) Height, seat: 18 1/2 in. (46.99 cm)

Date

1750–70

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Found in Wickford, Rhode Island, Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frames)

Inscriptions

"I" through "VI," incised, on chair front rail rabbets and on corresponding slip seats

Style

Chippendale, Queen Anne

Provenance

Found in Wickford, Rhode Island; John S. Walton, New York; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., Scarsdale, New York, 1953; by descent to Roberta L. Carpenter, Newport (1938–2019), Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 318

Associated names

John S. Walton
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 44, no. 18, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Mowbra Hall and a Collection of Period Rooms: Part 2," Connoisseur (August 1972): 289, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Mowbra Hall and a Collection of Period Rooms: Part I," Connoisseur 180 (June 1972): 78, ill.
Laura Beach, "The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple's Lifelong Love of Antiques," Antiques and Fine Art 6, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 114, 116–117, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 98–99, lot 318, ill.