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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF6423

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

45 1/4 21 14 1/4 in. (114.94 53.34 36.2 cm) Height, seat: 17 1/4 in. (43.82 cm)

Date

1740–70

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island, or possibly made in southeastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple and ash

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

William and Mary, Vernacular

Provenance

By descent in the Clifford family, Yarmouthport, Massachusetts. Nathan Liverant and Son, Colchester, Connecticut, 2011; sold to a private collection

Associated names

Clifford family
Nathan Liverant and Son

Notes

This chair appears to be by the same hand as RIF4535 and RIF4536. RIF4535 is attributed to Providence, Rhode Island, on the basis of its history in that city's Charitable Baptist Society of the First Baptist Church in America. This example was owned by the Clifford family of Yarmouthport, Masssachsuetts, which raises the possibility that the maker of these chairs was working in southeastern Massachusetts.

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