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From: Philip and Ann Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (1990), 86
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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1989

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

182.88 x 97.79 x 48.26 cm (72 x 38 1/2 x 19 in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Soft maple and eastern white pine (primary); eastern white pine (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Tontine Antiques, Connecticut; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York, 1970; sold to a private collection, ca. 2000

Associated names

Tontine Antiques
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer

Notes

The cut-out center of the apron, the pointed knees, and the thick pads on the feet are reminiscent of Salem, Massachusetts, area cabinetwork, but the style of the brass back plates, which are original to this piece, have been observed with very high frequency on Rhode Island furniture and are rarely found elsewhere and raise the possibility that the high chest was made in Rhode Island. Letter from Joan Parcher to Patricia Kane May 17, 2010.

Bibliography

Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 86–87, no. 29, fig. 29.1.