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Side chair

Date:
1755–75
Geography:
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, maple
Dimensions:
H. 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Stuart Holzer and Marc Holzer, in memory of their parents, Ann and Philip Holzer, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.442.3
Not on view
The distinctive designs of the crest-rail shell, pierced splat, and claw-and-ball feet on this chair indicate a Newport origin. The execution, as well as the ample form and powerful stance, is in the manner of the preeminent Newport maker John Goddard (1723– 1785). The chair has an unrestored old finish, and the original upholstery foundation survives beneath the old seat cover of dark green velvet.
Acquired from Israel Sack, Inc. New York
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