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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1957.870.1, 2
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Backstools, pair


Object number

RIF719

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

90.805 x 54.61 x 48.26cm (35 3/4 x 21 1/2 x 19in.)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (seat rails); chestnut (corner blocks)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Henry F. du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1957

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788–1825 (New York: Viking Press, 1966), 94–95, no. 43, ill.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 268, fig. 411.