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Backstool


Object number

RIF1750

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 96.52cm (38in.)

Date

1780-1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (seat rails); pine (corner blocks)

Provenance

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt (1921–2006) New Haven, Connecticut, and later Wakefield, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 28–29, 2006, lot 773

Associated names

Benjamin Attmore Hewitt
Northeast Auctions

Construction

Half-blind, single-shouldered dovetails fasten the medial stretcher to the side stretchers; triangular corner blocks are glued and fastened with rosehead nails to the seat rails.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Fall New Hampshire Weekend Auction, sale cat. (October 28–29, 2006), lot 773, ill.