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Side chair


Object number

RIF179

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, formerly attributed to John Goddard, American, 1723–1785

Dimensions

41 21 17 1/8 in. (104.14 53.34 43.498 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); maple (secondary and slip seat frame)

Marks

"VI" cut into inside of front seat rail; "V" cut into slip-seat frame.

Provenance

Louis Guerineau Myers (1874–1932), New York, by 1929. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Associated names

Louis Guerineau Myers

Bibliography

Loan Exhibition of Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth-Century Furniture and Glass, exh. cat. (New York: American Art Galleries, 1929), n.p., no. 569, ill.
Marion Day Iverson, The American Chair 1630-1890 (New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1957), 77, fig. 57.
Milo M. Naeve, "The American Furniture," Antiques 95, no. 1 (January 1969): 132, ill.
Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), 60-61, no. 51, 1930-158, ill.