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Low-post bed


Object number

RIF2780

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Length: 151.765 cm (59 3/4 in.); Width: 113.03 cm (44 1/2 in.)

Date

1780–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New England, Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple and birch

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"JR Richmond Briston R.I.," in black, on underside

Provenance

J. R. Richmond, Bristol, Rhode Island. Wallace Nutting (1861–1941), Framingham, Massachusetts; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, 1926; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 26, 1991, lot 242

Associated names

J. R. Richmond
Wallace Nutting
Wadsworth Atheneum
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 1, no. 1449, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (October 26, 1991), lot 242, ill.