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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1953

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

224.79 x 100.33 x 55.88 cm (88 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 22 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (top of lower case, top rail, drawer supports in lower case, drawer guides in lower case); cedar (drawer linings)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"P. Rosenberg / 297 Walnut Ave. / Rosenberg," in graphite, on proper-left interior side of proper left upper drawer; "2," in graphite (three times), on proper-right exterior side of second long drawer in upper case; "3," in graphite (twice), on exterior back of third long drawer in upper case; "4," in graphite, on proper-right exterior side of lowest drawer in upper case

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Possibly Francis Miller, New York, and later Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada; by descent to his son Jacob Miller (1774–1855), Granville Ferry and Wilmot, Nova Scotia; by descent in the Miller family. Philip Rosenberg (born 1878), Boston. Israel Sack, Inc., New York, early 1960s; sold to a private collector; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., ca. 1990

Associated names

Francis Miller
Jacob Miller
Philip Rosenberg
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 2, p. 302, no. 738; vol. 10, p. 2552, no. P2139, ill.
"Israel Sack, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 137, no. 5 (May 1990): 968, ill.
Albert Sack, The New Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York: Crown Publishers, 1993), 194, 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), 317, no. 61, fig. 5–6.