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Pipe box


Object number

RIF634

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785
Maker formerly attributed Job Townsend, Jr., 1726 - 1778

Dimensions

67.31 x 15.875 x 13.97 cm (26 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Date

1755–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Thomas Robinson (1730–-1817), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Morton and Smith families of Philadelphia, and Rhode Island, probably to Mary Robinson (1757–1829); by descent to Ester Morton Smith (1797–1865); by descent to Edward Wanton Smith, Sr. (1875–1940); by descent to Edward Wanton Smith, Jr. (1921–2001); consigned to Christie's, New York, January 20–21, 2005, lot 549

Associated names

Thomas Robinson
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, and Prints, sale cat. (January 20–21, 2005), 315, lot 549, ill.