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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

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


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.
Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 79, ill.
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.
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 and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 21, 23, fig. 38.