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Upholstered armchair


Object number

RIF6054

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

37 1/2 24 30 in. (95.25 60.96 76.2 cm)

Date

1785–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); birch (seat rails); maple (stiles, arms, and crest)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Illegible inscription, in graphite, on outside surface of crest

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

General Jabez Huntington (1719–1786), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent Jedediah Huntington (1743–1818), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent to his son, Jabez Huntington (1767–1848), Norwich, Connecticut; by descent to Edith Huntington Wilson (1869–1939). Clifford Everett Hale Whitlock (1912–2003), New Haven, Connecticut. Private collection, New England. Nadeau's Auction Gallery, Windsor, Connecticut, October 11, 2008, lot 60; private collection, 2008

Associated names

Jabez Huntington
Jedediah Huntington
Jabez Huntington, Jr.
Edith Huntington Wilson
Clifford Everett Hale Whitlock
Private collection
Nadeau's Auction Gallery

Construction

The flat-topped crest rail is tenoned into flanking stiles. Wood pins are not visible. The rear legs are attached to the bottom of the stiles with countersunk screws. The rear, side and medial stretchers are tenoned into their respective neighboring members without wood pins. Examined by P. E. Kane and J. N. Johnson, March 7, 2014; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.