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Canterbury


Object number

RIF628

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1800–1820

Current location


Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (drawer bottom); birch (drawer sides)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Inverted "V," in chalk, surrounding "1," in chalk, on exterior drawer back

Style

Federal, Sheraton

Provenance

Martha Freeman Nicholson (née Sayles, 1896–1947) and Paul Coe Nicholson (1888–1956), Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island; by descent in the Nicholson family; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 18–21, 2018, lot 1225 (unsold)

Associated names

Paul C. Nicholson
Martha Freeman (Sayles) Nicholson
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 18–21, 2018), vol. 2, p. 394, lot 1225, ill.