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Side chair


Object number

RIF4988

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to John Goddard, American, 1723–1785

Dimensions

Overall: 40 7/8 21 1/4 22 in. (103.82 53.98 55.88 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, by 1972

Notes

The chair retains its original upholstery foundation.

Bibliography

Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 82, fig. 82.
Robert Bishop, How to Know American Antique Furniture (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1973), 46–47, fig. 42.