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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1961.5. Photo by Gavin Ashworth
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Stand


Object number

RIF971

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 73.66 cm (29 in.); Diameter, top: 51.435 cm (20 1/4 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (block)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1961; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone

Construction

The dished top is one piece of mahogany. The pillar is squared at the top and tenoned into a square tip-top block of maple. The cleats attaching the top to the block and permitting it to swing up and down are mahogany. The legs are fitted into the base of the pillar in dovetail fashion; these joints are reinforced by three strips of metal nailed to each one of the legs and overlapping at the center of the bottom of the pillar, where they are held by a single nail. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 362.

Bibliography

Stanley Stone, "Rhode Island Furniture at Chipstone, Part II," Antiques 91, no. 4 (April 1967): 513, ill.
Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 362–363, no. 171, ill.