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Backstool


Object number

RIF908

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height of back: 39 in. (99.06 cm) Width: 21 1/2 in. (54.61 cm) Height of seat: 14 in. (35.56 cm)

Date

1755–75

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York. Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island, before 1970; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 96; sold to Marjorie H. Schorsch (1930–2007) and John B. Schorsch; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 1–2, 1981, lot 485; sold to John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, 1983

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
John S. Walton, Inc.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Israel Sack, Inc.
John B. Schorsch
Marjorie H. Schorsch
Sotheby Parke Bernet

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Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 50, no. 24, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 61, fig. 1.53.
"John Walton, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 123, no. 5 (May 1983): 864, ill.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), lot 96a.
Robert Bishop, Centuries and Styles of the American Chair, 1640–1970 (New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1972), 159, fig. 196.
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 65, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The Collection of Mr. John B. Schorsch and Mrs. Marjorie H. Schorsch, sale cat. (May 1–2, 1981), lot 485, ill.