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Side chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF3995

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 1/2 20 3/4 16 5/8 in. (107.95 52.705 42.228 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple, birch, and beech (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Harry Arons (1891–1967), Bridgeport, Connecticut; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, 1964; by descent to his wife Anne Northrup Ott (1929–2015), Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 151. Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 9–10, 2013, lot 73

Associated names

Joseph K. Ott
Harry Arons
Christie's
Anne Northrop Ott
Northeast Auctions

See also


Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 129, fig. 161.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 4–5, no. 3, Detail on p.162, fig. 3, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 949, fig. 12.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 564–565, fig. 1.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 60–61, lot 151.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Important Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 9–10, 2013), 26, lot 73.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 38, fig. 19.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 22.