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From: Joseph K. Ott, "Lesser-known Rhode Island Cabinetmakers: The Carliles, Holmes Weaver, Judson Blake, The Rawson, and Thomas Davenport," Antiques 121 (May 1982): 1163, fig.10, right
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Side chair, low


Object number

RIF4722

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, possibly by Thomas Davenport, 1681?1745

Dimensions

Height: 35 in. (88.9 cm) Width: 21 1/4 in. (53.975 cm)

Date

1740–50

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Inscriptions

"VIIII" incised on the seat rail

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island, by 1982

Associated names

Joseph K. Ott

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Lesser-Known Rhode Island Cabinetmakers: The Carliles, Holmes Weaver, Judson Blake, the Rawsons, and Thomas Davenport," Antiques 121, no. 5 (May 1982): 1163, fig. 10 (right).
Joseph K. Ott, Daniel Snydacker, and Deborah Walker, "Masterpieces of Simplicity: Newport Desks and Chairs, 1740–1780," Newport History: Bulletin of the Newport Historical Society 60 (Fall II 1987): 182, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 268n4.