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By Walter Muir Whitehill

Бостонская мебель восемнадцатого века.

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SIDE CHAIR. Boston area, c. 1730-1750 . Walnut and maple; H. 441/2 inches, w. 19 % inches, D. ) This chair is identical to one in aprivate collection with a history of ownership in the Boston area. The Boston Furniture Industry 172 0-1740 45 33. SIDE CHAIR. Boston, c. 1735-1760. Walnut; H. 40% inches, w. 20% inches, D. 161/ 2 inches. (Museum ofPine Arts, Boston, Gift ofMr. and Mrs. ) According tofamily tradition, thischair wasowned byJohn Leach (17241799) of Boston. 34. SIDE CHAIR. Boston area, c.

590· 58. Harrateen had been in limited use in Boston from at least 1726. " Thomas Fitch to Madam Hooglant, Boston, March 9, 1726, Fitch Letterbook (Massachusetts Historical Society). The Boston Furniture Industry 17 2 0-1740 35 25. EASY CHAIR. Boston area, c. 1740-1765. Walnut, white pine, and English harrateen or moreen (original); H. 48 inches, w. 35'/4 inches, D. 34 inches. (The Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman, Maria L. ) 36 Boston Furniture of the Eighteenth Century 26. DETAIL OF THE BACK OF AN EASY CHAIR.

From 1728 to 1740 his services were constantly in demand and, as a result, he never became a risk to his creditors. He profited by purchas ing large quantities of textiles at wholesale prices and reselling them in small lots at higher rates. His charges for labor were minimal when compared to the costs of materials. On July 12, 1731, he billed Jacob and John Wendell for two easy chairs. The frames for each cost £1:17:6; the curled hair, feathe rs, linen ticking, and webbing for the understructure cost £2:5 :8; the outer material and binding was £3:1 :6; and the labor was £1:16:0.

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