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Side chair


Object number

RIF4335

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to Job Townsend, Sr., 1699–1765

Dimensions

40 1/8 20 1/4 16 1/4 in. (101.918 51.435 41.275 cm)

Date

1740–1760

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

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

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (July 1956): 90–91, no. 13, ill.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 15, no. 3 (1956): 90–91, ill.