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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wis., 1960.1
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Stand


Object number

RIF1046

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

63.5 x 46.355 x 40.005 cm (25 x 18 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

Date

1710–1740

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); oak (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

By descent in the Roger Williams family, Rhode Island; sold to John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1960; bequeathed to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

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

Construction

The red-brown paint now covering the stand is original and has worn off at the top. The top is attached to an oak block from below by means of two wooden pegs terminating in buttons; the pillar in turn is inserted into the block. The legs are pinned into the shaft and secured by a peg. The delicately turned drop finial is nailed to the bottom of the pillar. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 334.

Bibliography

Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 334–335, no. 157, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 31n56.