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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF5024

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to Job Townsend, Sr., 1699?1765

Dimensions

40 3/8 21 1/8 21 in. (102.55 53.66 53.34 cm)

Date

1740–65

Current location

The Henry Ford

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“I,” incised on rabbet of front seat rail and underside of front rail of slip seat

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Charlotte Kimball (1875–1960), Gilford, New Hampshire; sold by her estate at auction to Mr. Wilcoxen, Henniker, New Hampshire, 1960; sold to John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan, 1962

Associated names

Charlotte Kimball
Mr. Wilcoxen
John S. Walton, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

"John S. Walton, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 79, no.2 (February 1961): 132, ill.
Katharine Bryant Hagler, American Queen Anne Furniture: 1720–1755, exh. cat. (Dearborn, Mich.: The Edison Institute, 1976), 27, ill.