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Rare and Important William and Mary Banister-Back Armchair Salem, Massachusetts, ca. 1725


Primary wood: maple, rush seat.
All elements of the chair are original, except for rush seat and 19th c. varnish-finish.
Repairs to crest, some joints re-pinned.

John Kenneth Byard Antiques Advertisement, The Magazine Antiques, (July 1953), vol. 64 7;
David Warren, American Furniture, Paintings and Silver from the Bayou Bend Collection, (Houston, Texas: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston distributed by the New York Graphic Society, 1975), p. 10, fig. 13;
Brock Jobe and Myrna Kaye, New England Furniture: The Colonial Era, (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1984), p. 327, fig. 85b;
David B. Warren, Michael K. Brown, Elizabeth Ann Coleman and Emily Ballew Neff, American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection, (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998), p. 8, no. F14;
Michael K. Brown, America’s Treasures at Bayou Bend: Celebrating Fifty Years, (London: Scala Publishers in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2007), p. 9 (with Ima Hogg sitting in the chair) and 35.

John Kenneth Byard, Norwalk , Connecticut;
Mrs. Ima Hogg, Houston, Texas, 1953;
Bayou Bend Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 1969;
Neal Auction Company, Fall Estates Auctions, September 12, 2009, lot 273.
From the Collection of Dr. Larry McCallister, 2022.

Dimensions: 51”h, 24 1/2”w, 21 ½”d; Seat height 17 ½”

Item ID: F-SF-CH 274

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