RARE WILLIAM AND MARY DAYBED

Likely Rhode Island   Circa 1730

This is a very rare instance of an American daybed retaining much of its original leather covering and under-upholstery.

Primary Wood: Maple
Secondary Wood: Maple

Height: 40 1/2 inches
Width: 22 3/8 inches
Depth: 64 inches

Reference: Listed in the Rhode Island Furniture Archive RIF6645. Please see Wallace Nutting Furniture Treasury, volume 1, number 1603, for a very similar form. For an armchair with the identical crest and very similar turnings please see Patricia Kane, Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650-1830, pages 246-248, number 42. That chair is attributed as likely Rhode Island. Another chair with the nearly identical crest is in the same book as entry 43 noted as probably Newport.

Item Number: 7215