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From: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport Rhode Island 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 29, no. 3
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High-post bed


Object number

RIF984

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

214.63 x 146.685 x 194.31cm (84 1/2 x 57 3/4 x 76 1/2in.)

Date

1770–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

A daughter of William Ellery (1727–1820), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Dennis family; sold at an auction of Dennis family possesions to Miss Mary Elizabeth Powel, Newport; sold by her estate to Mrs. T. I. Hare Powel, 1946; given to her son-in-law and daughter, Lieutenant and Mrs. Richard G. Alexander, before 1954

Associated names

William Ellery
Dennis family
Mary Elizabeth Powel
Mrs. T. I. Hare Powel
Lieutenant Richard Alexander
Mrs. Richard G. Alexander

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 29, no. 3, ill.