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Joint stool


Object number

RIF6271

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

22 23 14 in. (55.88 58.42 35.56 cm)

Date

1710–30

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in, or made in
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"X," "V," "III," "V," incised on legs, respectively, on interior sides closest to long rails

Provenance

Jonathan Trace, Rifton, New Hampshire. Anita Schorsch (1930–2015) and Irvin G. Schorsch, Jr. (1927–2014), Hidden Glen, New Jersey; consigned by their estate to Sotheby's, New York, January 20–22, 2016, lot 672

Associated names

Anita Schorsch
Irvin G. Schorsch, Jr.
Sotheby's
Jonathan Trace

Construction

The rectangular top has a thumb-molded edge and is joined to its frame by wood pins. The long rails are canted, the short rails are vertical. They are tenoned and double-wood-pinned to rectangular blocks atop the deeply turned legs. Rectangular stretchers are tenoned and single-wood-pinned to the legs, which have turned feet. Examined by P.E. Kane, J.N. Johnson, J.S. Gordon, C. Eskridge, T.B Lloyd, January 19, 2016; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Collection of Irvin and Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms, sale cat. (Janaury 20–22, 2016), 325, lot 672, ill.