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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF4746

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

113.03 x 50.8 x 36.195 cm (44 1/2 x 20 x 14 1/4 in.)

Date

1720–1780

Current location

Little Compton Historical Society

Geography

Probably made in Little Compton, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple; cornhusk (seat)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"$500, purchased 1983" "Ellis Wilbor Fam. / Shaw Road / Purchase 1984." Marked on bottom:

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

By descent in the Ellis Wilbor family, Shaw Road, Little Compton, Rhode Island; sold to the Little Compton Historical Society, Rhode Island, 1983

Associated names

Ellis Wilbor 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=6E5CE35C-3F26-4653-BDEC-470569851598;type=101 (accessed March 2, 2010).