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Slat-back armchair


Object number

RIF5942

Maker

Maker: attributed to Thomas Taylor, 1772 - 1857

Dimensions

114.3 x 67.31 x 64.77 cm (45 x 26 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.)

Date

1800–1825

Current location

Historic New England (www.historicnewengland.com), formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Geography

Made in Warwick, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (stiles, arms, arm supports, front legs, front stretcher, and rockers); ash (slats and rear and side stretchers)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

By descent in the family of the chair maker Thomas Taylor (1772–1857), Warwick, Rhode Island, to Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, Marlboro, Massachusetts; gift to Historic New England, Boston, 2012

Associated names

Cherry Fletcher Bamberg

Notes

The chair retains traces of an old red paint that may be original.

Bibliography

Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, "A Line of Descent from Ambrose Taylor, Chairmaker of Apponaug," Rhode Island Roots 39, no. 3 (September 2013): 119, ill.