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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1448

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

33 3/4 x 38 x 19 1/2 in. (85.73 x 96.52 x 49.53 cm)

Date

1770–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Guy Richards (1747-1825), New London, Connecticut; Peter Richards (1778-1863), New London, Connecticut; Wolcott Richards (1803-1871), Cincinnati; Charles Augustus Lewis Richards (1830-1914), Providence, Rhode Island; Dorothy Keach (1877-1980); Dorothy Wiley (1912-2004); consigned to Bonhams and Butterfields, San Francisco, June 7, 2004; sold to Leigh Keno, New York; sold to private collection

Associated names

Guy Richards
Peter Richards
Wolcott Richards
Charles Augustus Lewis Richards
Dorothy Keach
Dorothy Wiley
Bonhams and Butterfields
Leigh Keno American Antiques

Notes

This chest is related to RIF2899 and 1370.

See also


Bibliography

""$1.4 Million Chest at Bonhams and Butterfields"," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (June 11, 2004): 82, ill.
"Bonhams and Butterfields advertisement," Antiques 166, no. 3 (September 2004): 44.
"Bonhams and Butterfields to Offer Circa 1780 American Chest," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (May 14, 2004): 29, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 42–43, fig. 6.