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Side chair


Object number

RIF3970

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

37 3/4 20 5/8 17 3/8 in. (95.885 52.388 44.133 cm)

Date

1750–90

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

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

Mahogany (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Provenance

Henry A. Hoffman (born 1873), Barrington, Rhode Island and Litchfield, Connecticut; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1953

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 139, fig. 180.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 259, fig. 892.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 12–13, no. 11, ill.