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Photo: Courtesy New York Historical Society, Bequest of Irving S. Olds 1963.74
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Dressing glass


Object number

RIF961

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

60.008 x 42.228 x 23.495cm (23 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 9 1/4in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

New-York Historical Society Museum

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut, yellow poplar (secondary)

Inscriptions

"e. / FLORE / [illegible] 1783 13 pret" handwritten in pencil on back of right drawer. "MAY / 1821 / e SUSIE / Feb 7" handwritten in pencil on back of left drawer.

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Irving S. Olds (1887–1963), New York; bequeathed to the New-York Historical Society, New York, 1963

Associated names

Irving S. Olds

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 128–129, no. 83, ill.