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Side chair

Artist:
John Townsend (1732–1809)
Date:
1800
Geography:
Made in Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
mahogany
Dimensions:
38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Louis and Virginia Clemente Foundation Inc. Gift, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.63
Not on view
Signature: Labeled by John Townsend (1733-1809), Newport, dated 1800
"Made by John Townsend/Newport 1800"

Inscription: One seat brace with handwritten inscription in graphite: "reframed Dec 16 1890 by Cutler L. Vose at Boston Mass A H Davenport 96 Wash St."
Admiral Stephen Bleecker Luce (1827-1917), Newport, (possibly by inheritance as per family tradition) Hyman Grossman, Boston John Walton, Inc., Madison, Connecticut Christie's, New York (purchased from above 6 June 1966)
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