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Side chairs, set of six

Object number



Maker, formerly attributed to Thomas Goddard, 1765–1858
possibly Charles Follen McKim, 1848–1909
Maker Unknown


38 19 1/4 20 in. (96.52 48.895 50.8 cm) Seat: 16 1/2 19 1/4 15 3/4 in. (41.91 48.895 40.005 cm)


Probably 1872

Current location

Philadelphia Museum of Art


Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


Walnut, cane


On the two chairs: "Made by 'Tommy Goddard' for Thomas Robinson" on paper labels affixed to the bottom of each seat. On one chair: "...ard G. Cuffe / ..01 E.Chelten Ave / Philadelphia 44, PA" on a torn off address label on the bottom of the rear seat rail. "SAGS" in red paint on the bottom of the rear seat rail of each.


By descent in the Wanton-Robinson family, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Henry A. Wood, Jr., Newport; by descent to Sarah A. G. Smith (1905–1997), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by 1997; given to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997

Associated names

Sarah A. G. Smith
Henry A. Wood, Jr.
Wanton-Robinson Family

Related objects


Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques: The Newport Home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry A. Wood, Jr.," The Magazine Antiques 68, no. 6 (December 1955): 566, ill.
Mabel M. Swan, "John Goddard's Sons," Antiques 57, no. 6 (June 1950): 449.