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Side Chair

Maker:
Attributed to John Goddard (1724–1785)
Date:
1760–85
Geography:
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, maple
Dimensions:
39 5/8 x 19 7/8 x 16 1/4 in. (100.6 x 50.5 x 41.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.134
Not on view
In this rare instance, the characteristic Newport knee carving, usually found on that city’s finest high chests and tables, was employed on a side chair. The spherical ball feet and fleshy bulges above the rear talons are features associated with the cabinetmaker John Goddard (1724–1785).
Sarah Lyon Dyer; her granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Wilbour Marcy, Newport, Rhode Island, until died 1916; Mary Wilbour; Elmer D. Keith, Clintonville, Connecticut, until 1955
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