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From: Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Masachusetts 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H. : University Press of New England, 2009),167, plate 11
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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF573

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 108.268 cm (42 5/8 in.); Height, seat: 37.783 cm (14 7/8 in.); Width: 64.135 cm (25 1/4 in.); Depth, seat: 41.593 cm (16 3/8 in.)

Date

1780–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Southeastern Masschusetts, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); white pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Fairhaven, Massachusetts, family; sold to Red Baker, Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Associated names

Red Baker

Bibliography

Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 67–68, pl. 11.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 195n3.