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High chest on frame


Object number

RIF1994

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 65 1/2 in. (166.37 cm) Width: 41 1/4 in. (104.775 cm) Depth: 20 1/2 in. (52.07 cm) Height, legs: 20 5/8 in. (52.388 cm)

Date

1700–1730

Current location


Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry (case, legs and stretchers); yellow pine (drawer linings); oak (front board behind the cornice)

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Helen Baker, Narragansett, Rhode Island; consigned by her estate to Martone's Gallery, West Greenwich, Rhode Island, October 10, 2004; sold to Norman Gronning Antiques, Shaftsbury, Vermont

Associated names

Helen Baker
Martone's Gallery
Norman Gronning Antiques

Construction

Half-blind dovetails fasten the top of the upper case to the case sides. On the lower case half-blind dovetails fasten the front and back to the case sides. The drawer bottoms fit in grooves in the drawer fronts and are nailed to the underside of the sides and back; running strips are added at the edges. Half-blind dovetails fasten the drawer fronts to the drawer sides with half keys at the top and bottom. Examined by Erik Gronning and Dennis A. Carr, November 1, 2004

Bibliography

"Martone's Gallery advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (October 8, 2004): 197, ill.