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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1955.6. Photo by Gavin Ashworth
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Stand


Object number

RIF989

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 70.485 cm (27 3/4 in.); Diameter, top: 45.085 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Bull family, Newport, Rhode Island. John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1955; bequeathed to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

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

Construction

The solid mahogany top split some time in the past and has been reattached using a thin mahogany strip; the top consequently appears as if made of two boards. A trapezoidal block is screwed to the top and also receives the top of the pillar at its center. The legs are fitted into the base of the pillar in dovetail fashion. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 338.

Bibliography

Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques, The Milwaukee Home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Stone," Antiques 69, no. 5 (May 1956): 439, ill.
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), 338–339, no. 159, ill.