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Banister-back side chairs, pair


Object number

RIF445

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

.1: 99.38 x 48.9 x 36.2 cm (39 1/8 x 19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.); .2: 99.06 x 49..85 x 38.1 (39 x 19 5/8 x 15 in.)

Date

1720–1740

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Chair with older seat: maple and ash (primary); maple and oak (secondary); chair with replaced seat: maple (primary); oak and maple (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

John Stevens Shop (founded 1705), Newport, Rhode Island; sold 1927 to John Howard Benson (1901–1956), Newport, Rhode Island, by descent in his family

Associated names

John Stevens Shop
Mr. John Howard Benson

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), 194–195, no. 25.