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Photo: Courtesy The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, accession no. 1974.2
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Slat-back armchair


Object number

RIF2292

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

43 x 25 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (109.22 x 63.818 x 41.9 cm)

Date

1670–1710

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Norwich - Preston, Connecticut, or possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple, ash

Inscriptions

"SI," carved, behind top slat

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Nancy A. Crary (born 1844), Preston, Connecticut; Hannah Stanton Sholes Lewis (1872–1924), Norwich, Connecticut; Leon P. Lewis (born 1910); John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1974; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

Nancy A. Crary
Hannah Stanton Sholes Lewis
Leon P. Lewis
John Walton, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone

Notes

Chairs of this type have traditionally been attributed to the Norwich area of Connecticut. In his forthcoming book on the Chipstone Foundation collection, Robert Trent has suggested that this chair type might have originated in Little Compton, Rhode Island, because of the similarity of the turnings to those on early Little Compton chairs.

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Bibliography

Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 166–167, no. 74.