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Photo: Courtesy Rhode Island Furniture Archive. Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, Rhode Island, 1972.1.88
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Fan-back Windsor side chair


Object number

RIF129

Maker

Maker George Gavit, Jr., 1773?1855

Dimensions

34 20 1/2 17 3/8 in. (86.36 52.07 44.13 cm)

Date

1800–1810

Current location

Babcock-Smith House Museum

Geography

Made in Westerly, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (legs and stretchers); oak (crest rail); pine (seat)

Marks

"G.GAVIT," branded on underside of seat

Inscriptions

None

Style

Windsor chair, Windsor

Provenance

Babcock-Smith House, Westerly, Rhode Island

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 134n43.