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Side chair, one of a pair


Object number

RIF6231

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

41 21 3/4 20 1/4 in. (104.14 55.25 51.44 cm) Height, seat: 17 1/2 in. (44.45 cm) Depth, seat: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm)

Date

1735–60

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple and birch

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Notes

The chairs retain traces of a tan primer and black paint.

See also


Bibliography

Jeffrey P. Greene, American Furniture of the 18th Century: History, Technique, Structure (Newtown, Conn: The Taunton Press, 1996), 39, 244–46, 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), 258, 261n2.