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Leather chair


Object number

RIF6065

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 19 14 1/2 in. (106.68 48.26 36.83 cm)

Date

1725–50

Current location

The Art Institute of Chicago

Geography

Probably made in Boston
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Given to the Art Institute of Chicago by the Antiquarian Society through Susan and Richard M. Bennett, 1990

Notes

The reindeer hide used to reupholster this side chair was salvaged from the Danish brigantine Frau Metta Catharina, which sank off the coast of England in December 1786.

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