A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR
A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR
A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR
A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR
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A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR

NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1740

Details
A WILLIAM AND MARY MAPLE AND ASH CORNER CHAIR
NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1740
31 1⁄2 in. high
Provenance
Dr. William S.S. Horton (1882-1959), Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, circa 1942
Florene Maine Antiques, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Acquired from above, January 1961
Literature
"The Editor's Attic," The Magazine Antiques (January 1942), p. 58, fig. 8 (left).
Florene Maine, advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (February 1961), p. 143.
Peter Goodman, Notebook, no. 390.
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Lot Essay

According to family tradition as published in 1942 (see Literature above), the chair was a gift from a colonial governor of Rhode Island to a Barnabas Horton in 1720. While this history cannot be proven, the chair resembles several slat-back corner chairs made in eighteenth-century Rhode Island (see the Rhode Island Furniture Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery, RIF4079, RIF6618 and RIF4080). For a virtually identical example, see Tillou Gallery, Inc., advertisement, The Magazine Antiques (March 1970), p. 295.

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