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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1997

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 186.69 cm (73 1/2 in.); Case width: 93.98 cm (37 in.); Overall width: 100.97 cm (39 3/4 in.); Case depth: 49.53 cm (19 1/2 in.); Overall depth: 52.71 cm (20 3/4 in.)

Date

1755–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

William A. Congdon family, Rhode Island; by descent to Louise Congdon. New Bedord Whaling Museum (formerly Old Dartmouth Whaling Museum), New Bedford, Massachusetts. Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, 1995 and 2013

Associated names

William A. Congdon
Louise Congdon
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Stanley Weiss Collection

Notes

The high chest is grain painted in imitation of mahogany.

Bibliography

"Tilden-Thurber Company advertisement," Antiques 148, no. 4 (October 1995): 452, ill.
"A Carved Mahoganized Maple Highboy with Shell," http://www.tildenthurber.com/stanleyweiss/pages/items7/sw00754.html (accessed April 18, 2013), item sw00754.