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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Del., 1965.3091A
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Backstool


Object number

RIF1074

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

59 39 22 in. (149.86 99.06 55.88 cm)

Date

1740–70

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Probably made in Boston, Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); soft maple (rear legs and seat rails)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware; given to Winterthur Museum, Delaware, 1965

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 95, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 167–168, no. 90, ill.