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High-post bed


Object number

RIF986

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

251.461 x 167.64 x 205.74cm (99 x 66 x 81in.)

Date

1800–1820

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry (secondary); ivory

Style

Empire

Provenance

Edward Carrington, Providence, Rhode Island, or Sullivan Dorr (1778–1858), Providence; by descent to Frank Mauran III (born 1925) and his wife, Providence; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1980

Associated names

General Edward Carrington
Sullivan Dorr
Frank Mauran III

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 136–137, no. 89, Detail on p.171, fig. 89, ill.
"Museum Notes," Museum Notes (1981): 15, ill.
Carla Mathes Woodward and Franklin W. Robinson, eds., A Handbook of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, exh. cat. (Providence, R.I.: RISD Museum, 1985), 321, no. 275, ill.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 218–222, no. 163, ill.