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Archway from the Hall of the Banister-MacKaye House


Object number

RIF3355

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Arch: 125 ื 110 3/4 ื 21 1/4 in. (317.5 ื 281.31 ื 53.98 cm)

Date

probably 1756

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

White pine

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Originally owned by John Banister (1707–1767), Boston, Newport, and Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to his son John Banister (1745–1807), Newport and Middletown, Rhode Island; by forced sale to George Irish (1729–1801), Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Easton Bailey (ne้ Mary Irish), Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to her son George Irish Bailey (1797–unknown), Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to his son William Bailey (1823–1908), Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Henry G. MacKaye (ne้ Ellen Ida Bailey), Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Roy Silas Atwood (ne้ Mary MacKaye, 1892–1986), Middletown, Rhode Island; deeded to Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, Delaware, 1957

Associated names

John Banister

Notes

Banister-MacKaye House is now demolished.

Bibliography

John A. H. Sweeney, The Treasure House of Early American Rooms (New York: Viking Press, 1963), 50–51, ill.
John A. H. Sweeney, Winterthur Illustrated (New York: Chanticleer Press, 1963), 50–51, ill.
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), 196–197, 314, no. 26, fig. 1.