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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF2852

Maker

Maker possibly by John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

176.53 x 95.25 x 52.07 cm (69 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.)

Date

1755–1765

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

"J. . . .owns. . d" in graphite on the underside of the upper case

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne Style

Provenance

By descent in the Sanborn family, Newport, Rhode Island. Sotheby's, New York, June 26, 1987, lot 177. G. K. S. Bush, Inc., Washington, D.C., 1987

Associated names

Sanborn family
Sotheby's
G. K. S. Bush, Inc.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Folk Art , and Folk Paintings, sale cat. (June 26, 1987), lot 177, ill.
"G. K. S. Bush, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 132, no. 4 (Octobber 1987): 748.