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Photo: Courtesy The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1971.180.2-.3
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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF4436

Maker

Maker, possibly by John Carlile and Sons, active 1789–1803

Dimensions

39 1/4 × 21 1/4 × 20 3/4 in. (99.695 × 53.975 × 52.705 cm)

Date

1789–1803

Current location

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

1971.180.2: Mahogany (primary); birch (rear rail and proper-left seat rail); maple (front seat rail, serpentine addition to front seat rail, and proper-right seat rail); beech (diagonal corner braces); pine (front corner blocks) 1971.180.3: Mahogany (primary); birch (front, back, proper-right seat rails and three of the diagonal corner braces); maple (proper-left seat rail, serpentine addition to front seat rail, and proper-left front diagonal corner brace); pine (front corner blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

1971.180.2: Upside down "V," incised on interior surface of rear seat rail; "M B Ives," in graphite, on underside of front seat rail 1971.180.3: Upside down "V" with line down center, incised on interior surface of rear seat rail

Provenance

Mrs. Giles Whiting (née Flora Ettlinger, 1881–1971), Scarborough, and New York, New York ; bequeathed to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1971

Associated names

Flora Ettlinger Whiting
Moses Brown Ives

Notes

See RIF35

See also


Bibliography

Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques: The New York Apartment of Mrs. Giles Whiting," Antiques 77, no. 1 (January 1960): 91.