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A VERY FINE AND RARE  WILLIAM AND MARY TURNED AND BLACK-PAINTED MAPLE SLAT-BACK CHILD'S HIGH CHAIR, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PARMELE SHOP, GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT, CIRCA 1750
appears to retain its original paint and rush seat.
Height 36 3/4 in.; 93.3 cm.
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Provenance

John S. Walton, Griswold, Connecticut, October 1976;
Vogel Collection no. 253.

Catalogue Note

The finials on this chair are identical to those of a chair in Hyland House, part of the Dorothy Whitfield Historical Society in Guilford, Connecticut. The chair has been attributed to a member of the Parmele family of chairmakers. For additional information on the Parmele family, see Robert F. Trent, Hearts & Crowns, Folk Chairs of the Connecticut Coast 1720-1840, (New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1977), p. 59 and Michael L. Marshall, "Jeremiah and Samuel Parmele: Northern Cabinetmakers with Southern Ties", The Edenton Historical Commission, Edenton, North Carolina at http://ehcnc.org/decorative-arts/furniture/jeremiah-and-samuel-parmele-northern-cabinetmakers-with-southern-ties/

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York