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Chest


Object number

RIF3464

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

88.9 x 88.27 x 44.45 cm (35 x 34 3/4 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Pine

Style

folk art

Provenance

Helen Metcalf Danforth (1887–1984), Providence, Rhode Island; given to Max William Sullivan, Providence, 1948. Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), August 14, 2005, lot 128; Elliot and Grace Snyder Antiques, South Egremont, Massachusetts; Dinah and Stephen Lefkowitz, Old Saybrook, Connecticut; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 4, 2007, lot 655; David Wheatcroft Antiques, Westborough, Massachusetts; a New England family; consigned to Christie's, New York, September 24, 2012, lot 38

Associated names

Helen Metcalf Danforth
Max William Sullivan
Skinner, Inc.
Elliott and Grace Snyder Antiques
Dinah M. Lefkowitz
Stephen A. Lefkowitz
Northeast Auctions
David Wheatcroft
New England family
Christie's New York

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, Country Americana, sale cat. (August 14, 2005), 36–37, lot 128, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Dinah and Stephen Lefkowitz Collection, sale cat. (August 4, 2007), lot 655.
Christie's New York, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (September 24, 2012), lot 38, ill.