Side chair

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Seating and beds

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