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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Gift of Edward B. Aldrich, 54.056; photo by Erik Gould
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Side chair


Object number

RIF3476

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 1/2 22 21 in. (102.87 55.88 53.34 cm) Height, seat: 17 in. (43.18 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Boston or Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (seat frame)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Edward B. Aldrich (1871–1957), Providence, Rhode Island; gif to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1954

Associated names

Edward Burgess Aldrich

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 159, no. 100, ill.
Hedy B. Landman, "The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 92.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 127, fig. 157.