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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF175

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

101.6 x 48.26 x 34.925 cm (40 x 19 x 13 3/4 in.)

Date

1730–1760

Current location

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple and ash

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (née Abigail Greene Aldrich, 1874–1948), New York, and Williamsburg, Virginia; by descent to her son, John D. Rockefeller III (1906–1978), New York and Mount Pleasant, New York; gift of the John D. Rockefeller III Fund, Inc., to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Virginia, 1996

Associated names

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller III

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 363, no. 76, fig. 2.