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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF4044

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

121.29 x 60.64 x 38.1 cm (47 3/4 x 23 7/8 x 15 in.); Height, seat: 44.13 cm (17 3/8 in.); Width, back: 41.91 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Date

1730–1760

Current location

Wadsworth Atheneum

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (front legs, rear stiles, crest, banisters, front stretchers, and arm rests); oak (side and rear stretchers and seat rails)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

vernacular style, William and Mary

Provenance

Wallace Nutting (1861–1941), Framingham, Massachusetts; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1926

Associated names

Wallace Nutting

See also


Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture of the Pilgrim Century, 1620–1720 (Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1921), 212, left, ill.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture of the Pilgrim Century 1620–1720 (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1924), 314, 323,, no. 359, ill.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury (New York: MacMillan Company, 1963), no. 1911, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 185n3.