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From: Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, & Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Masachusetts 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009),17, cat. no.6, plate 6
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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF3698

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 114.935 cm (45 1/4 in.); Width: 65.405 cm (25 3/4 in.); Height, seat: 44.133 cm (17 3/8 in.)(Depth, seat): 39.053 cm (15 3/8 in.) (Height, seat): 37.465 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Date

1710–1730

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Poplar (legs); hard maple (front stretcher and front seat rail); ash (rear stretcher

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Possibly Benjamin Durfee (1679–1754), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Thomas Durfee (1721–1796), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Colonel Joseph Durfee (1750–1841), Newport, Rhode Island; or possibly Richard Borden (1671–1732); by descent to his wife, Innocent Borden (née Cornell, 1673–1720); by descent to their son, Joseph Borden (1702–1736); by descent to his wife, Abigail Borden (née Russell, 1711–1780); by descent to their daughter, Patience Borden (1731–1802). Charles Hazard Durfee (1870–1964), "Homelands," Tiverton, Rhode Island; by descent in his family, until 2003; sold to private collection, 2003

Associated names

Benjamin Durfee
Thomas Durfee
Colonel Joseph Durfee
Richard Borden
Innocent Cornell
Joseph Borden
Abigail Russell
Patience Borden
Charles Hazard Durfee
Descendants of C. Hazard Durfee

Bibliography

Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 57–58, no. 6, pl. 6.