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Side chairs, pair

Object number



Maker Unknown


38 3/8 21 16 1/2 in. (97.473 53.34 41.91 cm)



Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


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


Black walnut


B.58.141.1: incised "I" B.58.141.2: incised "V"




Guy Warren Walker, Jr., (1897–1978), Beverly, Massachusetts, before 1954; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Ima Hogg (1882–1975), Houston, 1958; given to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Associated names

Colonel Guy Warren Walker, Jr.
Israel Sack, Inc.
Ima Hogg

See also


Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 31, no. 5, ill.
David B. Warren, "American Decorative Arts in Texas: The Bayou Bend Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston," Antiques 90, no. 6 (December 1966): 796, 802, ill.
David B. Warren, Bayou Bend: American Furniture, Paintings, and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1975), 24, fig. 40.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 220, fig. 5.8.
David B. Warren et al., American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1998), 24, no. F40, ill.