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Backstool


Object number

RIF2699

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 90.17 x 50.8 x 43.18 cm (35 1/2 x 20 x 17 in.)

Date

1740-1770

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

American black walnut (primary); soft maple (rear legs)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

By tradition descended in the family of President Franklin Pierce. Mrs. Francis M. Nichols, Glebe House, Inc., Marblehead, Massachusetts; sold by her to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1934; bequeathed by him to Winterthur Museum, 1969

Associated names

Franklin Pierce
Frances M. Nichols
Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 98, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 165–166, no. 89, ill.