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From: Rhode Island History vol.28, no.1 (1969):12
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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF4432

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Shelburne Museum, Vermont

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Provenance

Dwight M. Prouty (born 1874), Boston, Massachusetts. Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne, Vermont; given to Shelburne Museum, Vermont

Associated names

Dwight M. Prouty
Electra Havemeyer Webb

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Recent Discoveries Among Rhode Island Cabinetmakers and Their Work," Rhode Island History 28, no. 1 (Winter 1969): 12–13, fig. 1.
Alice Winchester, "The Shelburne Museum," Antiques 66, no. 2 (August 1954): 121, ill.
Frances Clary Morse, Furniture of the Olden Time (New York: MacMillan Company, 1946), 202, illus.185, ill.
Alice Winchester, "Frontispiece," Antiques 70, no. 2 (August 1956): 128–129, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 52, fig. 1.40–1.40a.
"Rhode Island History," Rhode Island History 28, no. 1 (1969): 12–15, fig. 1–3a.