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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1202

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 56 in. (142.24 cm) Case width: 35 in. (88.9 cm) Case depth: 19 in. (48.26 cm)

Date

1780-1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mary Lou and Richard Kilcup, South Hampton, New Hampshire, before 2005; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 6, 2005, lot 970

Associated names

Richard and Mary Lou Kilcup
Northeast Auctions

Construction

The horizontal backboards are supported on the interior with a vertical brace. Half-blind dovetails fasten the drawer dividers to the case sides.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., The Kilcup Collection of Americana, sale cat. (August 6, 2005), 45, lot 970, ill.