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Side chairs, ser of three


Object number

RIF2884

Maker

Maker, formerly attributed to Thomas Davenport, 1681–1745
Maker Unknown

Dimensions

38 1/4 22 1/4 17 in. (97.16 56.52 43.18 cm)

Date

1745–70

Current location

Private Collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frames on two of the three)

Marks

None (on two of the three)

Inscriptions

"VIII," incised, on slip seat, and "II," incised, on rabbet of front seat rail, on left chair in Sotheby's 1985 catalogue; "II," incised, on slip seat, and "III," incised, on rabbet of front seat rail, on right chair in the Sotheby's 1985 catalogue

Provenance

Scott Bartlett; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, February 2, 1985, lot 1013; sold to John Walton, Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; a pair (left and right in the 1985 Sotheby's catalogue) sold to a private collection

Associated names

Sotheby's
Scott Bartlett
John S. Walton, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture: The Collection of Scott Bartlett, sale cat. (February 2, 1985), lot 1013, ill.