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Object number

RIF917

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

93.98 x 182.88 x 69.215cm (37 x 72 x 27 1/4in.)

Date

1780–1805

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine, cherry, ash, chestnut

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Brown (1736–1803), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Norman Herreshoff (1903–1990), Providence; given to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1968

Associated names

John Brown
Norman Herreshoff

See also


Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 30–31, no. 29, ill.
Ruth Davidson, "Museum Accessions: American Furniture in Rhode Island," Antiques 97, no. 3 (March 1970): 370.
Wendy A. Cooper, "The Purchase of Furniture and Furnishings by John Brown, Providence Merchant, Part 1: 1760–1788," Antiques 103, no. 2 (February 1973): 333, fig. 9.