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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF808

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

214.63 x 100.33 x 52.705 cm (84 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 20 3/4 in.)

Date

1765–1795

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1950. Colonel Guy Warren Walker, Jr., Boston. John S. Walton, Inc., New York, 1964. Dorris and Richard M. Seidlitz, New York; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 30, 1988, lot 1778. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1992

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Colonel Guy Warren Walker, Jr.
John S. Walton, Inc.
Doris Seidlitz
Richard M. Seidlitz
Sotheby's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

Bibliography

Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1950), 183, ill.
Albert Sack, "Israel Sack: A Record of Service 1903–1953," Israel Sack, Inc. (1953): 44–45, ill.
"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 85, no. 3 (March 1964): 244.
Felice Davis, "The American Connoisseur: A 'Young' Collector and American Antiques," Connoisseur 179, no. 721 (March 1972): 194, fig. 3.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture: The Collection of Doris and Richard M. Seidlitz, sale cat. (January 30, 1988), lot 1778, ill.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 141, no. 5 (May 1992): 681, ill.