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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF4284

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

44 1/4 x 20 x 15 in. (112.395 x 50.8 x 38.1 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, ash or oak

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Property of the Betty Alden House" on faded tag that fell off bottom

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Estate of Elizabeth (Bessie) Gray, Little Compton, Rhode Island; sold to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1983

Associated names

Elizabeth (Bessie) Gray

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=45B606DF-E5C8-4791-8625-533644921946;type=101 (accessed March 2, 2010).