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Photo: Courtesy Yale University Art Gallery, Gift of C. Sanford Bull, B.A. 1893, 1949.245
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Joint stool


Object number

RIF3603

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

54 x 41 x 34.3 cm (21 1/4 x 16 1/8 x 13 1/2 in. )

Date

1690–1715

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple

Style

Jacobean

Provenance

C. Sanford Bull, Middlebury, Connecticut; given by him to the Yale University Art Gallery, 1949

Associated names

C. Sanford Bull

Construction

The stool has been refinished, but traces of black and gray paint remain. The feet are worn at the base and one foot has been replaced. The top is pegged to the frame. Source: Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture: Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 215, no. 199.

Bibliography

"Living with Antiques: The Connecticut Home of Mr. and Mrs. C. Sanford Bull," Antiques 45, no. 4 (April 1944): 190.
Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 215–16, no. 199.
Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 13, fig. 27.