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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF4281

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

45 1/2 x 20 x 14 in. (115.57 x 50.8 x 35.56 cm)

Date

1720–1780

Current location

Little Compton Historical Society

Geography

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

Medium

Maple and ash; cornhusk (seat)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

By descent in the Hilliard family, Little Compton, Rhode Island. Pearce family, Little Compton, Rhode Island; sold to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1979

Associated names

Hilliard Family
Pearce family

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "A Group of Rhode Island Banister-back Chairs," Antiques 125, no. 5 (May 1984): 1171, right, 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.
Little Compton Historical Society, "Chair, Dining," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=1ACF3CB3-FEB8-4EB9-8D2F-195834904560;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), 185n2.