John Carlile and Sons, active 1789–1803

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The firm of John Carlile and Sons was one of many names adopted by the family chairmaking and ship joining partnership of John Carlile (1757-1796), John Carlile, Jr. (1762-1832), and Samuel Carlile (1770–1841). The name was intermittently used between 1789 and 1803.(1)

A large group of carved urn-back chairs has been attributed to the shop of John Carlile and Sons based on two side chairs surviving with the printed labels of the firm; (RIF35 and RIF296).


1. Ott, Joseph K. "Lesser-known Rhode Island Cabinetmakers: The Carliles, Holmes Weaver, Judson Blake, the Rawsons, and Thomas Davenport" Antiques 121 (May 1982): 1156.