Rhode Island   Circa 1745

Primary Wood: Walnut
Secondary Woods: Maple, Tulip Poplar

Height: 40 1/2 inches
Seat Height: 18 inches
Width: 20 1/2 inches
Depth: 18 inches

Provenance: Colonel Henry Bromfield (1727-1820), a wealthy merchant, and Hannah Clarke, the daughter of East India Tea Company agent Richard Clarke, Boston and Harvard, Massachusetts; Ann (1917-1999) and Philip (1919-2011) Holzer, Great Neck, New York.

Reference: Listed in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive RIF2534. See also the discussion of Newport and Boston Queen Anne chairs with this distinctive C-scroll on the knees in Patricia Kane Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830, pages 254-257, number 45.  A pair of chairs from the same set appear in Israel Sack, Inc., Opportunities in American Antiques by Israel Sack Inc. 1997 edition, page 32 item P-6521. The Sack chairs have a history of importation into Upper Brandon, Virginia via the coastal trade and illustrated in Virginia Beautiful by Wallace Nutting, pages 13 and 158.

Item Number: 7200