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Side chair

Object number



Maker Unknown


41 1/4 21 5/8 20 1/2 in. (104.775 54.928 52.07 cm)



Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library


Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


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


Dr. Daniel Bruce Moffett (1890–1976) and Mrs. Moffett, Washington, D.C. John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1959

Associated names

Mrs. Daniel Bruce Moffett
Dr. Daniel Bruce Moffett
John S. Walton, Inc.


See RIF214

See also


Charles F. Hummel, "Queen Anne and Chippendale Furniture in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Part II," Antiques 98, no. 6 (December 1970): 903, fig. 6–7.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 43, no. 17, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 26–27, no. 14.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 257n7.