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Side chair

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Inscription

Incised on seat rail: II

Provenance

Formerly belonged to Col. Thomas Fisher II, Elm Hill, Still River, MA. Previous ownership in the family descendants of General Joseph Vose of George Washington's staff--through a direct line (Joseph Vose to Josiah Vose to James Gardner to Josiah Howe to Margaret Howe, whose daughter married Thomas L. Fisher). The chair was supposedly bought by a Colonel Vose, but both Joseph and Josiah were colonels, so either one might be the original owner.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

About 1740–70

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

99.06 x 53.34 x 43.81 cm (39 x 21 x 17 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.280

Medium or Technique

Mahogany

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds