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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF723

Maker

Maker William Jones, died 1792

Dimensions

92.393 x 103.505 x 57.785 cm (36 3/8 x 40 3/4 x 22 3/4 in.)

Date

1785–1792

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Charleston, South Carolina, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary, including upper drawer sides and partitions); red cedar (other drawer sides and backs); white pine (secondary); mahogany veneer

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Duncan N. Ingraham (1802–1891), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Commander Duncan I. Selfridge (1884–1956); by descent to Mrs. Duncan I. Selfridge; given to the Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, Delaware, 1957

Associated names

Commodore Duncan N. Ingraham
Commander Duncan I. Selfridge
Mrs. Duncan I. Selfridge

Bibliography

Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period, 1788–1825 (New York: Viking Press, 1966), 185, no. 142, Accession no. G57.32.2; see also p.30, figs. 8 and 44, ill.