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Side chair


Object number

RIF5038

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

38 3/8 21 1/8 19 3/4 in. (97.47 53.66 50.17 cm)

Date

1755–75

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Black walnut (primary); soft maple (slip seat frame)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"I," incised on rabbet of front seat rail; "III," incised on front rail of slip seat

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1969

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Bibliography

Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 62–64, no. 35 (right), ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 252, 253n4, no. 44, fig. 2.