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Object number

RIF3688

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

84.77 x 87.63 x 51.75 cm (33 3/8 x 34 1/2 x 20 3/8 in.)

Date

1760–1775

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut, maple, and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"John [Tanner?] L9" and "Molly," in graphite, under top on front and rear rails

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsbury and Levy, Inc., New York, 1955; sold to John Howland Ricketson III (1902–1986), Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), May 29, 1993, lot 79

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
John Howland Ricketson III
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., The Collection of John Howland Ricketson III, sale cat. (May 29, 1993), 27, lot 79, ill.
David H. Conradsen, Useful Beauty: Early American Decorative Arts from St. Louis Collections, exh. cat. (Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum, 1999), 68–71, no. 27, ill.