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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1988

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

176.213 x 96.838 x 56.674 cm (69 3/8 x 38 1/8 x 22 5/16 in.)

Date

1773

Current location

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar and white pine (secondary)

Inscriptions

"I Easton / 1773," inscribed, on side of a drawer in upper case

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

C. W. Lyon, Inc., New York, 1944. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, by 1978

Associated names

C. W. Lyon, Inc.

Bibliography

"C. W. Lyon, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 46, no. 4 (Oct. 1944): 169, ill.
"Silver Jubilee Exhibitors," Antiques 60, no. 4 (October 1951): 262, ill.
Peter Mooz, "American Furniture at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," Antiques 113, no. 5 (May 1978): 1057, ill.