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Sack-back Windsor armchair


Object number

RIF2112

Maker

Maker Joseph Stone, 1761–1833

Dimensions

Height: 34 1/8 in. (86.678 cm) Seat: 14 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (37.47 x 52.07 x 39.37 cm) Width, arms: 25 1/8 in. (63.818 cm)

Date

1785–98

Current location

Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Mass.

Geography

Made in East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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Medium

Ash or hickory (arm rail, spindles, proper-right side stretcher, and crest); pine (seat); birch(?) (front arm supports, medial and proper-left side stretchers, and legs)

Marks

"J. STONE," branded, on underside of seat

Inscriptions

"Dr. Carpenter's chair / died 1855," in graphite, on underside of seat

Style

Windsor

Provenance

Dr. Elijah Woodward Carpenter (1788–1855), Bernardston, Massachusetts; probably given to Charles H. Tyler (1835–1892), Bernardston, Massachusetts; given to Memorial Hall Museum, Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1873

Associated names

Dr. Elijah Woodward Carpenter
Charles H. Tyler

Bibliography

Nancy Goyne Evans, American Windsor Chairs (New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1996), 266, fig. 6-51.
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), 387–88, no. 86, fig. 1.