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Side chair

Object number



Maker Unknown



Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County


Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); maple (core of splat with mahogany veneer)


Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, by 1965

See also


John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 126, fig. 155.
John T. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830 (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982), 241, no. 787, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 2–3, no. 2, ill.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 16–17, fig. 27.
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), 257n5, 443n6.