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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF2479

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

70 1/2 x 40 x 21 1/2 in. (179.07 x 101.6 x 54.61 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary)

Inscriptions

"Repaired by Martha Smith December 15, 1897" in graphite underside top left drawer; "Left" in graphie backside of top left drawer; "right" and "2" in graphite backside of top right drawer; "1" in graphite backside and underside of bottom of top long drawer; "2" in graphite backside of second long drawer; "3" in graphite backside of third long drawer ; "X" incised inside of middle frieze drawer; "X" in graphite backside of bottom left drawer

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Ellen F. Townsend (1809–1887), Newport, Rhode Island; bequeathed to William P. Sheffield (1819–1907), Newport; by descent to his grandson, Samuel S. Sheffield, Cleveland; by descent to Mrs. Frances Joseph (née Frances Sheffield), Ruckston, Maryland, February 1972. Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, before 2002

Associated names

Ellen F. Townsend
William P. Sheffield
S. S. Sheffield
Frances Sheffield Josephs