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Carver chair


Object number

RIF1748

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

109.538 x 62.548 x 45.72cm (43 1/8 x 24 5/8 x 18in.)

Date

1670–1710

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

or made in Westerly, Rhode Island, or made in Newport, Rhode Island, or made in Kingstown, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Soft maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Pilgrim

Provenance

Possibly Joseph Clarke (1618–1694), Newport, and Westerly, Rhode Island, or his son Joseph Clarke (1643–1727), Westerly; by descent to William Case Clarke, Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Col. George Clinton Clarke; by descent to his son, William Case Clarke (born 1842); by descent to his son, William Case Clarke, West Woodstock, Connecticut; sold to Harry Arons, Ansonia, and Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1955; sold to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1956

Associated names

Joseph Clarke
Joseph Clarke
William Case Clarke
Col. George Clinton Clarke
William Case Clarke
William Case Clarke
Case and Clarke family
Harry Arons

See also


Bibliography

Benno M. Forman, American Seating Furniture,1630–1730: An Interpretive Catalogue (New York: W. W. Norton, 1988), 108–109, no. 8, ill.
Robert F. Trent, "New Insights on Early Rhode Island Furniture," American Furniture (1999): 215–217, fig. 11.
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), 143–144, no. 4, ill.