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Side chair


Object number

RIF2534

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 40 1/2 20 1/2 18 in. (102.9 52.1 45.7 cm); Seat height: 18 in. (45.7 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Edward Bromfield; by descent to Henry Bromfield (1727–1820) and Hannah Clarke Bromfield (died 1785), Boston, Cambridge, and Harvard, Massachusetts. Sotheby's, New York, June 27–28, 1990, lot 541. Sotheby's, October 26, 1991, lot 411; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–21, 2012, lot 229. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 2020

Associated names

Edward Bromfield
Henry Bromfield
Hannah Clarke
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer
Sotheby's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Silver, sale cat. (June 27–28, 1990), lot 541, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (October 26, 1991), lot 411, ill.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection Supplement to Catalogue (n.p.: privately printed, 1993), 178–179, no. 67, fig. 67.1.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana: Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Porcelain, Prints, and Carpets, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2012), 163, lot 229, ill.