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Side chair with solid vase shaped splat, carved shell crest rail, round stiles, and balloon seat. Wide (3/4") chamfered rear legs, above side stretchers, turned stretchers, cabriole legs with pad feet. Chair has its original black leather upholstery. One of a set of four.
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Elegant Embellishments: This chair, which retains its original black leather upholstery and marsh grass stuffing, closely resembles a set of chairs made in 1763 by John Goddard, of Newport, for Moses Brown, of Providence, Rhode Island. This example descended in the Barrett family of Concord, Massachusetts and New Ipswich, New Hampshire.
Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),
40 7/8 x 21 3/4 x 20 (HxWxD) (inches)
Bequest of Caroline Barr Wade
Rhode Island (United States)