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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF1082

Maker

Maker: possibly John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

233.046 x 112.395 x 54.61cm (91 3/4 x 44 1/4 x 21 1/2in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine and yellow poplar (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"A," and "B," in chalk, on exterior backs of small drawers in upper case and "C" through "E," in chalk, from top to botto on exterior backs of long drawers in upper case

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Colonel Job Almy (1681–1767), Newport, Rhode Island. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1990 and 1994; sold to a private collection; sold to Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 2016

Associated names

Colonel Job Almy

Bibliography

"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 138, no. 6 (December 1990): 1115, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., In Search of Excellence, exh. cat. (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1994), 31, ill.