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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

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

See also


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, "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 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.
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.