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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF4739

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

107.95 x 50.165 x 36.83 cm (42 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.)

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; cornhusk (seat)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

George Soule family; by descent to Mabel Sowle, Pottersville Road, Little Compton, Rhode Island; sold by her estate to Mr. Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994) and Anne Ott, Providence, Rhode Island; given to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1993

Associated names

Mabel Sowle
George Soule family
Joseph K. Ott
Anne Northrop Ott

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=9E224695-161F-41D3-8BF0-462429436236;type=101 (accessed March 12, 2010).