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Joint stool


Object number

RIF1622

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

52.71 x 34.29 x 46.99 cm (20 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.); Height, frame: 50.8 cm (20 in.); Width, frame top: 21.59 cm (8 1/2 in.); Depth, frame top: 28.575 cm (11 1/4 in.)

Date

1680–1710

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Eric Martin Wunsch (1924–2013), New York; consigned by his estate to Christie's, New York, September 25, 2013, lot 5; sold to David Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques, Woodbury, Connecticut

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
E. Martin Wunsch
Christie's
David A. Schorsch and Eileen Smiles Antiques

Construction

The single-board, elliptical, square-edged top is secured to its frame by multiple wood pins. The splayed rails below are attached to the turned legs by mortise and tenon joints, each showing one wood pin, as are the rectilinear stretchers below. The stool bears traces of several different layers of paint. Examined by P.E. Kane, May 9, 2006; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

Bibliography

Lita Solis-Cohen, "Americana at Christie's," Maine Antique Digest (December 2013): 28-B, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Paintings and Prints, sale cat. (September 25, 2013), 4, lot 5, ill.