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Dressing glass


Object number

RIF960

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

57.785 x 48.26 x 22.86cm (22 3/4 x 19 x 9in.)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, satinwood (primary); yellow poplar, cedar, pine (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Prov." in blue chalk on the exterior back of the right drawer

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Possibly Elisha Dyer (1772–1854), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Mrs. Elisha Dyer (died 1922); given by her estate to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1922

Associated names

Elisha Dyer
Dyer family
Mrs. Elisha Dyer

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "Providence Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 579, fig. 16.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 130–131, no. 85, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 66–67, no. 13, ill.