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Banister-back side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF3368

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 118.75 cm (46 3/4 in.); Height, seat: 43.82 cm (17 1/4 in.); Width, seat: 48.58 cm (19 1/8 in.); Depth, seat: 34.93 cm (13 3/4 in.)

Date

1750–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); ash (front stretchers and seat rails); maple? (all other components)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Jacobean

Provenance

Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 2007

Associated names

Nathan Liverant and Son

Construction

Each chair has a double-arched crest rail, molded on its bottom, and flanked by and tenoned into turned stiles, centering similarly turned split spindles which are tenoned into the underside of the crest rail and the top of the bottom rail, the top of which is molded, the bottom double-serpentine. The joints between the tops of the front legs and the exposed block at the end of the side rails are each reinforced by a single wood pin. The stretchers below are doweled into their respective legs. Examined by P.E. Kane and J.N. Johnson, May 24, 2013; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

Bibliography

"Nathan Liverant and Son advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 23, 2007), 40, ill.