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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF4283

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

127.635 x 58.928 x 44.45 cm (50 1/4 x 23 3/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1720–1780

Current location

Carlton C. Brownell

Geography

Made in Little Compton, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple and ash

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

By descent in the Little family of Little Compton, Rhode Island. Carlton C. Brownell, Little Compton, Rhode Island; lent to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island

Associated names

Little family

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, "A Group of Rhode Island Banister-back Chairs," Antiques 125, no. 5 (May 1984): 1171 [no illus.].
Little Compton Historical Society, "Chair, Dining," http://littlecompton.pastperfect-online.com/35259cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=C0A6A11C-D134-49E8-9E77-659925533885;type=101 (accessed March 16, 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.