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Side chair


Object number

RIF6638

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

36 1/2 in. (92.7 cm)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); pine slip seat frame and corner blocks)

Inscriptions

"III," incised, on rear seat rail; "I," incised on slip seat frame; three v-shaped incisions on interior of front seat rail

Provenance

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1909–2009), Scarsdale, New York, and later Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Roberta L. Carpenter (1938–2019), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 326 (unsold); Christie's, New York, January 21–22, 2021, lot 180

Associated names

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 106, lot 326, ill.
Christie's New York, New York, In Praise of America: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints and Broadsides, sale cat. (January 21–22, 2021), 69, lot 180, ill.