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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3699

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Inscriptions

"II," incised,on seat rail rabbet and slip seat frame of one chair; "VII," incised, on seat rail frame and slip seat frame of second chair

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Howland Ricketson III (1902–1986), Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), May 29, 1993, lot ;sold to Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut; sold to Barbara and Arun Singh, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2020, lot 1083; sold to Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Sharon, Massachusetts

Associated names

John Howland Ricketson III
Northeast Auctions
Marguerite Riordan
Dr. Arun Singh
Barbara Singh
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III, sale cat. (May 29, 1993), 14, lot 57, ill.
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), 348n6.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "The Singh Sale of Americana," Maine Antique Digest (March 2020): 143, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh, sale cat. (January 25, 2020), lot 1083, ill.