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Carver chair


Object number

RIF2291

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

127.635 x 59.69 x 44.45 cm (50 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1670–1710

Current location

Little Compton Historical Society

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island, Possibly made in Little Compton, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom rung: "GIFT BRAYTON LC ORIGIN"

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

By descent in the Gray Family, Bessie Gray House, Little Compton, Rhode Island. Mrs. Israel Brayton; given to the Little Compton Historical Society, 1955

Associated names

Gray family at Bessie Gray House

See also


Bibliography

"Chair, Dining," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=ACE9A886-7360-411A-BC54-904663065218;type=101 (accessed March 2, 2010).
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), 14–15, fig. 5.