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From: Rhode Island History vol.17, no. 3 (July 1958): 92
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Banister-back chairs, set of four


Object number

RIF4348

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.775 x 52.07 x 35.56 cm (41 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 14 in.)

Date

1720–1750

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (rear posts, crest, front legs, lower back rail, and banisters); ash (stretchers)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Possibly General Nathanael Greene (1742–1786), Warwick and Coventry, Rhode Island, and Savannah, Georgia. Mary L. Farrar (1868–1951), Peterborough, New Hampshire; bequeathed to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1951

Associated names

General Nathanael Greene
Mary L. Farrar

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Catalog of The Rhode Island Historical Society Furniture Collection," Rhode Island History 17, no. 3 (July 1958): 92–93, no. 42, ill.