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Side Chair

A work made of white pine.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of white pine.

Date:

1730/60

Artist:

Artist unknown
American, 18th century
Newport, Rhode Island

About this artwork

The triangular trade with the West Indies and England created by merchants in Newport—one of the busiest commercial seaports in colonial America—had an impact on the artistic styles developed in the region. The elongated back and rounded shoulders on this chair were inspired by furniture made in China specifically for the English market.

On View

American Art, Gallery 166

Artist

Artist unknown

Title

Side Chair

Origin

Newport

Date

c. 1730–1760

Medium

White pine

Inscriptions

Chair seat numbered in Roman numerals: "III"

Dimensions

106.4 × 52.7 × 40.6 cm (41 7/8 × 20 3/4 × 16 in.)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Fund

Reference Number

1979.54

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