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Chaise (side chair)
Beech, gilding; silk upholstery
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For thirty-six years William Kelby was the assistant librarian of the Society (1857-93), and for the last five years of his life he was the librarian. He was succeeded in the latter position by his brother, Robert Hendre Kelby. The artist, Robert Hinckley, was born in Boston in 1853. He studied painting in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and with Carolus-Duran. For many years his studio was at Rehobeth Beach, Delaware.
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