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Backstool


Object number

RIF955

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, back: 104.14cm (41in.); Height, seat: 35.56cm (14in.); Width: 53.34cm (21in.)

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, or made in Boston, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut; maple; white pine

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Vincent D. Andrus (1916–1962), Greenwich, Connecticut. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 2004

Associated names

Vincent D. Andrus
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

Construction

The needlework on the seat is restored.

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 38, fig. 1.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 48, no. 22, ill.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Maine Antique Digest (January 2004): 21–B, ill.
Selections from the Collection of Vincent Dyckman Andrus, exh. cat. (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., January 2004), 18, ill.