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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF3875

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, at rear: 48 in. (121.92 cm) Height, to arm front: 30 in. (76.2 cm) Width, seat at front: 25 1/2 in. (64.77 cm) Width, seat at rear: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm) Depth, seat: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm) Height, seat: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Height, front arm: 28 in. (71.12 cm) Height, rear arm: 31 in. (78.74 cm) Diameter, arm mushroom: 3 in. (7.62 cm) Diameter, top back mushroom: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm) Length, rocker: 29 in. (73.66 cm)

Date

1730–50

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); ash (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Possibly Mrs. Edward Gray (née Irene P. Borden, 1836–1914)), Tiverton, Rhode Island, then Fall River, Massachusetts, then Laconia, New Hampshire; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Walter H. Young (née Nellie Gray, born 1867), Fall River, Massachusetts, then Laconia, New Hampshire, then Cambridge, Massachusetts; by descent to her son Harold Eugene Young (1895–1954), Warren, Rhode Island, and San Joaquin, California; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Hugh P. Smith (née Bonnie Young, 1926–1999), Roanoke Virginia; then by descent in her family

Associated names

Irene P. Borden
Nellie Gray Young
Harold Eugene Young
Merle Chandler Young
Hugh P. Smith
Bernice Young Smith