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Pipe box


Object number

RIF972

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

48.895 x 12.383 x 10.16 cm (19 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 4 in.)

Date

1760–1800

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

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

Medium

Pine (drawer); yellow poplar (box)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Annie / Johnson," in graphite, on outer face of proper right drawer side; "Annie Johnson / Greene / R.I.,"on paper label, attached to proper right drawer side; "Guilford Ct." and "Annie Johnson," in graphite, on backboard

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

Annie Johnson Greene, Rhode Island. Whimsey Antiques, Arlington, Vermont; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1960; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1987

Associated names

Annie Johnson Greene
Whimsey Antiques
Polly Mariner Stone
Stanley Stone

Construction

The bottom is dovetailed to the sides; the front and back are nailed to the sides. The drawer sides are dovetailed in front and back; the beveled drawer bottom fits into grooves in the front and sides and is nailed to the back. Source: Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone, (Madison, Wis.: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 394.

Bibliography

Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 394–395, no. 186, ill.