RARE FEDERAL CARVED SIDE CHAIR Made and stamped by Stephen Badlam Dorchester Lower Mills, Massachusetts Circa 1795 Primary Wood: Mahogany Secondary Wood: Maple Height: 38 inches Width: 21 1 /2 inches Depth: 18 1 /2 inches Reference: A nearly identical chair in the Winterthur Collection appears in Charles F. Montgomery’s American Furniture:; The Federal Period, page 86, entry 30. Both chairs are die-stamped “S. Badlam” on rear seat rail and “SF”, probably for journeyman Samuel Fiske. 15