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From: Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1984), 370, fig.103b
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Easy chair


Object number

RIF5035

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 46 in. (116.84 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, or made in Boston, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1958. Private collection, by 1984

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Private collection

Notes

The chair retains its original stamped woolen upholstery on the arms and wings.

Bibliography

"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 54, no.1 (July 1948): 3, ill.
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 65, ill.
Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, New England Furniture: The Colonial Era (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1984), 370, fig. 103b.