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Low armchair


Object number

RIF5468

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 37 in. (93.98 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"I" incised on front sear rail and slip seat frame

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Probably Christopher Champlin (1702–1766) or his son, Christopher Champlin (1731–1805), Charlestown and Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Stanton, Gallup and Hewitt families; probably the Almon family; Franklin Perry (1832–1899) and his wife, Eunice Louisa Hewitt (1836–1892), New London County, Connecticut; by descent to their daughter Aurelia Eunice Perry Park (1862–1952), Uncasville, Waterford, and North Stonington, Connecticut; by descent to her husband, Burrows Ripley Park (born 1855), North Stonington, Connecticut; sold to Harry Arons, Ansonia, Connecticut; sold June 16, 1965 to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20, 2012, lot 170

Associated names

Christoper Champlin
Christopher Champlin
Stanton family
Hewitt family
Gallup family
Almon family
Franklin Perry
Eunice Louise Hewitt
Aurelia Eunice Perry Park
Burrows Ripley Park
Harry Arons
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott
Christie's New York

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Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 940, 943.
Christie's, New York, The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott, sale cat. (January 20, 2012), 90–91, lot 170, 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), 268n7.