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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF2348

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

137.16 x 97.473 x 50.165 cm (54 x 38 3/8 x 19 3/4 in.)

Date

1780-1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Birch (primary); chestnut (drawer linings and backboards )

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

South County Art Association, Kingstown, Rhode Island prior to 2006; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 18-19, 2006, lot 578

Associated names

South County Art Association
Christie's

Construction

The rectangular top has applied moldings. The case has six thumb-molded and graduated drawers above a molded base on straight bracket feet. The case back consists of four boards, stabilized by a vertical brace nailed on the interior. Interior surfaces are roughly finished. The drawer dividers join the case sides in a half-blind, half-tail dovetail. Examined by P. E. Kane, M. Taradash, and J. S. Gordon, January 16, 2007; notes compiled by T. B. Lloyd.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and Decoys, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2007), 294, lot 578, ill.