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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF6644

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

38 1/4 22 21 1/2 in. (97.2 55.9 54.6 cm)

Date

1750–1770

Current location


Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany; maple (rear rails and one slip seat)

Inscriptions

"THE HAZARD HOUSE BUILT 1738, BOSTON NECK, NARAGANSETT, R.I. / GIFT FROM TH ESTATE OF GEORGE STEVENS 1867-1953," in black typescript, on paper label on underside rear seat rail of chair marked XXIII; "Antique [torn]gany Queen Anne side Chair with / Shell [torn]red Crest, Shell Carved Knees / and [torn]nd Claw Feet, Horse-Shoe Shaped / Seat [torn] tchers (Goddard - Newport," in blue typescript on second label glued to first; "II," incised on one seat rail rabbet; "XXIII," incised on other seat rail rabbet and "II," incised, on corresponding slip seat frame

Provenance

George Stevens (1867-1953), Haverhill, Massachusetts, and later Narragansett, Rhode Island; gift of his estate to the Hazard House, Narragansett, Rhode Island. A small Connecticut auction; Gary R. Sullivan, Sharon, Massachusetts, 2019

Associated names

George Stevens
Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.

See also