Side chair

About 1730–50


Object Place: Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 133

Dimensions

103.82 x 53.49 x 45.4 cm (40 7/8 x 21 1/16 x 17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

63.1043

Medium or Technique

Walnut

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

Inscription

Front seat rail with incised "I"
Slip seat with incised "VI"

Provenance

These chairs were owned by the Huse family of Greenland, N.H., in the eighteenth century, and descended in the Gilbert family of Stratham, N.H. They were owned at one time by Paine Wingate (1739-1838), who married a Gilbert, but they returned to the Gilbert line, and were inherited by Sarah M. Gilbert whose heirs gave them to the donor, Miss Dororthy Buhler, Kittery Point, Maine.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Dorothy Buhler