By Morrison H Heckscher; Mary-Alice Rogers
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For the Museum would be a combination of English and American pieces, the former to show the models from which the colonial workmen acquired their inspiration and the latter to show the independent development of the style far away from the influences of fashion. A carved and gilded Boston picture frame (cat. no. 2 I 3, the first object in the book to be acquired) came to the Museum that same year as an adjunct to the principal acquisition, a Copley pastel, but the February 1908 issue of the Bulletin did make passing reference to it as "contemporaneous with the picture and ...
82. W. Johnston, p. 120; figs. I, 3 (seat-rail detail). Davidson 1967,fig. 170. Kirk 1967, no. 227. Bishop, figs. 60, 60a. Kirk 1972, fig. 184. Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair, 1946 6. Side Chair New England, 1740-90 OTHER CHA IRS from the set in which this one is number V are at the Wadsworth Atheneum (numbers I I and V I; slip seats numbered I II I and V [Kirk 1972, no. l) and at Deerfield (number II II; seat numbered V I [Fales 1976, fig. 79]). The latter chair was owned in the Williams family of Deerfield, presumably first by Dr.
No. 65). A set of chairs with similar splats was once the property of Joseph Wanton, governor of Rhode Island (Antiques 105 [April 1975], p. 550). Nevertheless, where in New England the group originated is still in que stion. An identical roundabout chair now at the CHS (ace. 1969 -55-6) descended in the Royce famil y of Wallingford, Connecticut, home of two members of the Lothrop famil y of woodworkers from Norwich. On the basis of intermarriages between the Ro yces and the Lothrops, an attribution of the chair to Samuel Lothrop ha s been advanced (information from Robert Trent, CHS ).
American furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. II ; Late colonial period: the Queen Anne and Chippendale styles by Morrison H Heckscher; Mary-Alice Rogers