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Side chair


Object number

RIF4990

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732/33?1809

Dimensions

Overall: 37 20 7/8 19 1/2 in. (93.98 53.02 49.53 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); pine (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“III,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail; crisscrossed lines [star-like pattern], incised on interior of rear rail

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Charlotte and Edgar Sittig, Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pennsylvania; sold to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1969

Associated names

Charlotte Sittig
Edgar Sittig

See also


Bibliography

Ruth Davidson, "Museum Accessions: American Furniture," Antiques 96, no. 4 (October 1969): 522, ill.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 160–161, fig. 202, 202a, 202b.
Robert Bishop, How to Know American Antique Furniture (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1973), 73, fig. 82.