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Baluster


Object number

RIF3348

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

23 5/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 in. (60.01 6.35 6.35 cm)

Date

probably 1697

Current location

Newport Historical Society

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Oak

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary, Jacobean

Provenance

Originally part of attic staircase of Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House (built circa 1697), Newport, Rhode Island. Newport Historical Society, Rhode Island

Associated names

Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House

Notes

The layers of paint on the banister appear to be appear to be ochre, red, and tan (from oldest to most recent).

Bibliography

Erik Gronning and Dennis Andrew Carr, "Early Rhode Island Turning," American Furniture (2005): 6, fig. 10.
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), 175–178, no. 16, fig. 1, 2, 3.