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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, accession no. 1954.4
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Stool


Object number

RIF597

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

17 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (44.45 x 57.15 x 46.99 cm)

Date

1745–1770

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John S. Walton, New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1954; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

John S. Walton
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone

Construction

The upper parts of the seat rails and legs are shaped so as to create a raised outer edge to hold the slip seat in place. The side stretchers are tenoned into the legs and secured by thin nails instead of pegs. The seat rails are tenoned into the upper parts of the legs and secured with pegs. The front seat rail is stamped II. The knee brackets are nailed to the legs with old rosehead nails. The slip seat is covered with recent crewelwork. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 212.

Bibliography

"John S. Walton advertisement," Antiques 66, no. 6 (December 1954): 432, ill.
Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques, The Milwaukee Home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stone," Antiques 69, no. 5 (May 1956): 437, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 28–29, no. 27, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 564–565, fig. 3.
Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part I," Antiques 91, no. 2 (February 1967): 209, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 212–213, no. 98, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, "Living with Antiques: Chipstone near Milwaukee," Antiques 133, no. 5 (May 1988): 1146, Pl. IV, ill.