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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF2804

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

191.14 x 97.79 x 49.53 cm (75 1/4 x 38 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Governor William Sprague (1830–1915), Cranston and Narragansett, Rhode Island, and Paris, France; by descent to Mrs. Robert Lincoln, East Woodstock, Connecticut, before 1976; consigned by her to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, April 30 and May 1, 1976, lot 455. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 31–November 1, 2015, lot 624

Associated names

Gov. William Sprague
Mrs. Robert Lincoln
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (April 31–May 1, 1976), lot 455, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Fall Weekend Auction, sale cat. (October 31–November 1, 2015), lot 624, ill.