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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF3875

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

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

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, or made in coastal Connecticut
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); ash (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Bernice Y. Smith and Hugh P. Smith, Roanoke Virginia. Private collection

Associated names

Hugh P. Smith
Bernice Y. Smith