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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1982

Maker

Maker possibly by Abram Utter, worked 1794 - died 1813

Dimensions

Height: 63 3/4 in. (161.925 cm); Lower case width: 37 in. (93.98 cm)

Date

1765–85

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Hopkinton, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary)

Inscriptions

"Mrs. Edwin R. Allen," in graphite, on exterior back of lower central drawer

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Edwin R. Allen (1840–1931) and his wife Mary Elizabeth Thayer Allen (1847–1930), Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Skinner, Inc., Bolton and Boston, Massaschusetts, February 24, 2002. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 2002. Garth's Auctions, Inc., Delaware, Ohio, November 24, 2017, lot 573

Associated names

Edwin R. Allen
Mary Elizabeth Thayer Allen
Skinner, Inc.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Garth's Auctions, Inc.

Bibliography

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2017), vol. 12, p. 5.
"Auction Results," Maine Antique Digest (April 2002): 5–E, ill.
"Garth's Auction advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 24, 2017): 67, ill.
Don Johnson, "57th Annual Thanksgiving Americana Auction," Maine Antique Digest (March 2018): 26-C, ill.