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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF3392

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

45 x 36 x 19 in. (114.3 x 91.44 x 48.26 cm)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (some backboards); yellow poplar (some backboards); white pine (bottom board)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 3–5, 2007, lot 1437

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

Four horizontal backboards with half lap joints and chamfered edges fit in grooves in the case sides and top and are nailed to the back edge of the bottom board with sprigs. The drawer bottoms are comprised of three boards that are chamfered to fit into grooves in the drawer sides and front and that are nailed to the underside of the drawer back with cut nails. The base molding is run in the same boards that form the front feet. The bottom board is two piece. Examined by P. E. Kane, August 1, 2007.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 3–5, 2007), 106–7, lot 1437.