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Easy chair


Object number

RIF352

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 48 1/4 in. (122.555 cm) Width: 34 1/2 in. (87.63 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

Provenance

Mrs. Roland V. Vaughn and Mr. Roland V. Vaughn (1891–1979); sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1954; sold to Mrs. and Mrs. Walter B. Robb, Buffalo, before 1975. Israel Sack, Inc., 1975

Associated names

Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Robb
Mr. Roland V. Vaughn
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 261, fig. 6.8.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 109, no. 4 (April 1976): fig. 610.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 66, no. 4 (October 1954): inside cover, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 71, ill.
Edith Gaines, "The Robb Collection of American Furniture, Part I," Antiques 93, no. 3 (September 1967): 326, fig. 9.
American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), vol. 5, pp. 1210–1211, no. P4156, ill.