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Easy chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


44 × 31 × 22 in. (111.76 × 78.74 × 55.88 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


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


American black walnut (primary); soft maple (seat frame)


Mrs. J. Armory Haskell (née Margaret Moore Riker, 1864–1942), New York; consigned by her estate to Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 17–20, 1944, lot 746. John S. Walton, New York; sold by themto Henry Francis du Pont (188–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1951; given to Winterthur Museum, 1951

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont
Mrs. J. Amory Haskell
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
John S. Walton, Inc.


Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 79, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 151–152, no. 82.
Joan Barzilay Freund, Alan Miller, and Leigh Keno, "The Very Pink of the Mode: Boston Georgian Chairs, Their Export, Their Influence," American Furniture (1996): 278, fig. 15.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The Americana Collection of the Late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Part Two, sale cat. (May 17–20, 1944), lot 746.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 21, 23, fig. 38.