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In recent years scholars have reattributed to Boston craftsmen many chairs once believed to have been made in Newport and New York. This example, however, still is attributed to Rhode Island and possibly to the shop of John Goddard. The carving of the feet and shell; the shape of the seat; and...

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Provenance

"The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

1760–1785

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-Century American Arts No. 80

Dimensions

97.79 x 38.1 x 48.89 cm (38 1/2 x 15 x 19 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.172

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, cherry

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds