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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6583

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 3/8 in. (102.6 cm)

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); ash (seat rails, side and rear stretchers)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Holmes Antiques, Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut; sold to Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III, Milwaukee, 1969; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2019, lot 981

Associated names

Holmes Antiques
Anne H. Vogel
Frederick Vogel III
Sotheby's

Construction

Each chair has vasiform-turned leg-stiles tenoned and wood-pinned to a yoke-shaped crest rail with incurvate ends. A vasiform splat is tenoned into the underside of the crest above and the top of a straight stay rail below. The stay rail?s chamfered ends are tenoned into the leg stiles. Turned stretchers are doweled into the front legs and leg-stiles. Examined by P.E. Kane, J.S. Gordon, A. Ward, and J.N. Johnson, January 20, 2019; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

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Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Anne H. and Frederick Vogel III: Important Early American Furniture, English Silver, Needlework, and Decorative Arts, vol. 2, sale cat. (January 19, 2019), 140, lot 981, ill.