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Side chairs, pair

Object number



Maker, formerly attributed to John Carlile and Sons, active 1789–1803
Maker Unknown


40 21 1/4 17 1/2 in. (101.6 53.98 44.45 cm) Height, seat: 18 in. (45.72 cm)



Current location



Made in Rhode Island
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Mahogany (primary); secondary (pine and maple)


Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Robb, Buffalo, by 1968. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson, Chestertown, Maryland; consigned by their estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2008, lot 46. Private collection, New Jersey; consigned to Doyle, New York, April 6, 2016, lot 184; sold to Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York

Associated names

Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Robb
Israel Sack, Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson
Doyle New York
Private Collection
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.


In the Sotheby's catalogue for January 19, 2008, the provenance for these chairs, lot 46, is listed with lot 47.

See also


Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Fenimore Johnson, sale cat. (January 19, 2008), 60, lot 46, ill.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), vol. 5, p. 1226, no. 4157, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 57, ill.
Edith Gaines, "The Robb Collection of American Furniture, Part II," Antiques 93, no. 4 (April 1968): 488, fig. 10.
Doyle New York, New York, American Paintings, Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (April 6, 2016), 60, lot 184, ill.
Julie Schlenger Adell, "American Paintings, Furniture, and Decorative Arts," Maine Antique Digest (June 2016): 36-E, ill.