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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1953

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

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

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., New York, 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.