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Leather chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3869

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm) Height, seat: 17 3/4 in. (45.085 cm)

Date

1725–50

Current location

Private Collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Provenance

Possibly owned by Gov. Henry Bull (1610–1694), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Bull family; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collection; consigned to Skinner, Inc., Boston, June 8, 2008, lot 41; sold to Sara Ann Pfaffenroth (1941–2009) and Peter A. Pfaffenroth (1941–2020), Morristown, New Jersey; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2022, lot 1006

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.
Governor Bull family
Gov. Henry Bull
John S. Walton, Inc.
Peter A. Pfaffenroth
Sara Ann Pfaffenroth
Sotheby's

See also


Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 8, 2008), 28, lot 41, 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), 67, 69, 246, fig. 2.
Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Pfaffenroth: American Furniture, Silver and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 19, 2022), lot 1006, ill.