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Banister-back armchair


Object number

RIF3875

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, at rear: 48 in. (121.92 cm) Height, to arm front: 30 in. (76.2 cm) Width, seat at front: 25 1/2 in. (64.77 cm) Width, seat at rear: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm) Depth, seat: 16 1/2 in. (41.91 cm) Height, seat: 18 in. (45.72 cm) Height, front arm: 28 in. (71.12 cm) Height, rear arm: 31 in. (78.74 cm) Diameter, arm mushroom: 3 in. (7.62 cm) Diameter, top back mushroom: 1 1/2 in. (3.81 cm) Length, rocker: 29 in. (73.66 cm)

Date

1730–50

Current location

Private Collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); ash (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Possibly Mrs. Edward Gray (née Irene P. Borden, 1836–1914)), Tiverton, Rhode Island, then Fall River, Massachusetts, then Laconia, New Hampshire; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Walter H. Young (née Nellie Gray, born 1867), Fall River, Massachusetts, then Laconia, New Hampshire, then Cambridge, Massachusetts; by descent to her son Harold Eugene Young (1895–1954), Warren, Rhode Island, and San Joaquin, California; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Hugh P. Smith (née Bonnie Young, 1926–1999), Roanoke Virginia; then by descent in her family

Associated names

Hugh P. Smith
Bernice Young Smith
Merle Chandler Young
Harold Eugene Young
Nellie Gray Young
Irene P. Borden

See also