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From: David A. Hanks, American Art of the Colonies and Early Republic (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1971), 19, fig. 11
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Armchair


Object number

RIF321

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

38 1/2 23 1/4 18 1/4 in. (97.79 59.06 46.36 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Walnut

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Marshall Field, Chicago, by 1971; given to the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State, Washington, D.C., 1975; consigned to Christie's, New York, September 25, 1990

Associated names

Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Department of State
Christie's

Bibliography

David A. Hanks, "Living with Antiques: The Chicago Apartment of Marshall Field," Antiques 100, no. 1 (July 1971): 118.
David A. Hanks, American Art of the Colonies and Early Republic, exh. cat. (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1971), 18–19, no. 11, ill.