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Banister-back side chair


Object number

RIF6430

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

39 1/2 18 3/8 15 3/4 in. (100.33 46.67 40.01 cm)

Date

1720–60

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Bristol, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple and ash (two proper right banisters, two proper left stretchers and lower proper right stretcher)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Vernacular

Provenance

Purchased at an antique show in Norwich, Connecticut, circa 1975 to 1984; private collection

Construction

The ?sausage?- and ring-turned crest rail is doweled into the turned leg/stiles, as is the merely ?sausage?-turned stay rail. Tenoned into both rails are four turned split balusters. The turned seat rails, side, and front stretchers are doweled into their respective neighboring legs. Examined by P.E. Kane and E. Litke, July 20, 2017; notes compiled by T.B. Lloyd.

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