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High-post bed


Object number

RIF1620

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, American, 1723–1785

Dimensions

86 x 57 3/8 x 83 1/2 in. (218.44 x 145.733 x 212.09 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple, yellow poplar (secondary)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Eilleen Desmond Conroy (died 2009), East Falmouth, Massachusetts; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1970; old to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1971; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Eilleen Desmond Conroy
Israel Sack, Inc.
Doris Duke

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 3, p. 699, no. P3233, ill.