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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF809

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

222.25 x 99.695 x 54.61 cm (87 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1755–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); yellow poplar and chestnut (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Harry Arons, Ansonia, and Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. C. Ray Franklin (died 1985), Mahopac, New York, by 1948; consigned to Christie's, New York, October 13, 1984, lot 463. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut. Sotheby's, New York, October 14, 1989, lot 331. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1990 and 1998

Associated names

Harry Arons
Dr. C. Ray Franklin
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Sotheby's
John Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2017), vol. 7, p. 55; vol. 10, p. 7, ill.
Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture from the Collection of Dr. C. Ray Franklin, sale cat. (October 13, 1984), 118–19, lot 463, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture and Folk Art: Including Hudson River Paintings from the Collection of Maitland Lee Griggs, sale cat. (October 14, 1989), lot 331, ill.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 139, no. 5 (May 1991): 881, ill.