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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF118

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

121.92 cm (48 in.)

Date

probably 1752

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Unknown

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"James Angell / 1752," engraved, on brass plaque on crest

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

James Angell, Providence, Rhode Island, 1752. Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 3, 2003, lot 893

Associated names

James Angell
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The arched and chamfered crest rail is tenoned into the elaborately turned rear stiles. Four similarly turned balusters are tenoned into the bottom of the crest and the top of the scalloped lower back rail. The scrolling arms are doweled and pinned to the rear stiles and doweled and pinned to the turned front legs. The "sausage-turned" front and side stretchers and plain rear stretchers are doweled into their respective legs. The chair is now painted black. Examined by D. Carr, July, 2003; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg, sale cat. (August 3, 2003), 182, lot 893, ill.