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Chest on frame


Object number

RIF3395

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

64 1/2 x 36 x 18 in. (163.83 x 91.44 x 45.72 cm)

Date

1750-1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Coastal Connecticut, or made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Hannah [illegible]" in chalk on top backboard

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 3–5, 2007, lot 160

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Construction

The top and bottom board are dovetailed to the case sides. The four horizontal boards of the back are nailed with rosehead nails to rabbets in the case sides. Half-blind dovetails fasten the drawer dividers to the case sides.

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Summer Americana Auction, sale cat. (August 3–5, 2007), 160, lot 1689.