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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF4280

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

114.3 x 58.42 x 39.37 cm (45 x 23 x 15 1/2 in.)

Date

1720–1800

Current location

Little Compton Historical Society

Geography

Made in Little Compton, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple and ash

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Possibly John Irish (1645–1717/18), Little Compton, Rhode Island; by descent in the Irish family, West Road, Little Compton, Rhode Island; Theodora Wilbor Peckham, Little Compton, Rhode Island; given to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island by 1984

Associated names

John Irish
Irish family
Theodora Wilbour Peckham

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "A Group of Rhode Island Banister-back Chairs," Antiques 125, no. 5 (May 1984): 1171, left, ill.
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), 404, entry 10n4.
"Chair, Dining," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=2861F433-8155-452F-BBCC-786694782409;type=101 (accessed March 2, 2010).
Little Compton Historical Society, "Chair, Dining," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=2861F433-8155-452F-BBCC-786694782409;type=101 (accessed March 2, 2010).
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), 26, 185n2, 186, 187n3, fig. 14.