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Easy chair


Object number

RIF6301

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

44 1/4 33 3/4 24 3/4 in. (112.4 85.73 62.87 cm)

Date

1750–90

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary and secondary); pine (arm cones)

Inscriptions

"B," in chalk, on exterior crest rail; "O," in chalk, on proper-right wing post; illegible chalk, on exterior rear seat rail

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By descent in the Brenton-Hazard family of Newport, Rhode Island; Elizabeth Brenton Hazard (1837–1919), Somerset, Massachusetts; by descent to her stepson, Charles Henry Wells (1863–1930); by descent to his daughter Sarah Brown Dearden (1884–1981), Somerset, Massachusetts; by descent to her daughter Elizabeth Jeannette Denning (1918–2007), Somerset, Massachusetts; by descent to the current owner

Associated names

Elizabeth Brenton Wells
Charles Henry Wells
Sarah Brown Dearden
Elizabeth Jeannette Denning