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Side chair


Object number

RIF4334

Maker

Maker, formerly attributed to Christopher Townsend, 1701–1787
Maker, formerly attributed to Daniel Goddard, 1697–1764
Maker Unknown

Dimensions

39 3/4 21 16 7/8 in. (100.965 53.34 42.863 cm)

Date

1745–55

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

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

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Provenance

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

Associated names

Henry A. Hoffman

Bibliography

"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (1956): 92–93, ill.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (July 1956): 92–93, no. 14.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 63, fig. 1.55.