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From: John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 154, fig. 126
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Armchair


Object number

RIF3999

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 43 1/2 in. (110.49 cm) Width: 24 1/2 in. (62.23 cm) Height of Seat Rail: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm)

Date

1730–50

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

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

Medium

American black walnut (primary); soft maple (seat rails and splat)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Captain John Holland (1758–1824) and Sarah May Holland (1772–1849), Boston; by descent to Reverend James Holland Beal (1904–1981), Boston. Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1959

Associated names

Capt. John Holland
Sarah May Holland
Reverend James Holland Beal
Israel Sack, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 126, fig. 154.
Joan Barzilay Freund and Leigh Keno, "The Making and Marketing of Boston Seating Furniture in the Late Baroque Style," American Furniture (1998): 14–16, fig. 20.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 24–26, no. 13.