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Side chair


Object number

RIF4889

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 40 1/2 21 3/4 21 in. (102.87 55.245 53.34 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"XII," chiseled, on front seat-rail rabbet

Provenance

By descent in the family of Charles Morgan (1795–1878), New York. Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1950

Associated names

Charles Morgan
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 107, ill.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 132, fig. 166.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 89, fig. 92.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 28–29, no. 15, ill.