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Side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF160

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

40 21 1/4 17 1/8 in. (101.6 53.975 43.498 cm)

Date

1745–65

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Black walnut (primary); maple (slip seat)

Inscriptions

"III" carved into the inside front seat rail. "VI" carved into matching chair.

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), East Orange, New Jersey, by 1928; given to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1930

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 1, no. 889.
Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 571, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 58–59, no. 49, ill.