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Backstool


Object number

RIF4199

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

96.52 x 53.34 x 45.085 cm (38 x 21 x 17 3/4 in.)

Date

1770–1800

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (seat rails and back frame); white pine (corner blocks)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold by them to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1968

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.

Construction

Two original, very large corner blocks of white pine are nailed and glued to the seat frame. The other two blocks are missing. The rear legs are spliced at an angle to the back posts above the rear seat rail; the lower back brace is a replacement. Source: Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1974, p. 71, no. 62.

See also


Bibliography

Barry A. Greenlaw, New England Furniture at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, Va.: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1974), no. 62, ill.