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Backstool


Object number

RIF5045

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, seat: 15 in. (38.1 cm) Height, at crest: 41 1/2 in. (105.41 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, Possibly made in Boston, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Underside of seat frame, paper label: " A278"

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Reginald M. Lewis, Easton, Maryland; sold to Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York; sold to Lansdell K. Christie (1903–1965), Syosset, New York; consigned to Sotheby, Parke Bernet Inc., New York, October 21, 1972, lot 61. Sotheby's, New York, January 21 and 22, 2000, lot 621; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Reginald Minturn Lewis
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Lansdell K. Christie
Sotheby's

Notes

The chair retains its original needlework show cover on the back; the needlework on the seat has been replaced to match it.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 21–22, 2000), 304, lot 621, ill.