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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1954.3
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Stand


Object number

RIF990

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 55.88 cm (22 in.); Diameter, top: 30.163 cm (11 7/8 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

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

Associated names

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

Construction

The dished top is lathe turned. The top of the pillar is fitted into a rectangular pine block, which is screwed to the top. The legs are fitted into the base of the pillar in dovetail fashion; an iron three-arm brace is screwed to the underside of each leg and to the pillar base. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 336.

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), 336–337, no. 158, ill.