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Backstool


Object number

RIF1074

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 149.86 x 99.06 x 55.88cm (59 x 39 x 22in.)

Date

1740-1770

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (rear legs and seat rails)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1965

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 95, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 167–168, no. 90, ill.