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Side chair


Object number

RIF6007

Maker

Maker, attributed to John Carlile and Sons, active 1789?1803

Dimensions

28 3/4 21 18 1/2 in. (73.03 53.34 46.99 cm)

Date

1789–1803

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)'; maple (rear rail); pine (corner braces)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Hepplewhite, Federal

Provenance

Roland B. Hammond, North Andover, Massachusetts, 1989; sold to private collection

Associated names

Roland B. Hammond

Construction

The shield-shaped back has a molded and beaded frame. At the arched crest is a feather-carved fan above a reeded urn, from which depend acanthus-carved swags, above a carved, footed support, all within a stylized ellipse. Five shaped uprights below sit upon a fan-carved base. The shaped stiles are molded and beaded similarly to the frame and chamfered at the rear. The rear rail is molded at the top and joins the rear leg in mortise and tenon joints, exhibiting one pin each. The side rails join the rear legs in mortise and through-tenon joints. The tapered legs are joined by rectangular H-form stretchers, tenoned into each other and each leg, each connection exhibiting scribe lines. Within the seat frame are diagonal braces at each corner and (later) reinforcing blocks at each rail. Examined by P. E. Kane and W. S. Braznell, August 22, 2012; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

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