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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF3872

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

142.875 x 99.06 x 48.895 cm (56 1/4 x 39 x 19 1/4 in.)

Date

1795–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Southeastern New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (drawer linings; yellow poplar (unspecified)

Inscriptions

"Willis Claflin" in graphite on second drawer:

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

Willis Clafin. Shelburne Museum, Vermont, by 1975; deaccessioned by them and consigned to Duane Merrill and Company, Williston, Vermont, January, 2003

Associated names

Shelburne Museum, Vermont
Duane Merrill & Company

Construction

Replaced pulls; original pulls single shank; some replaced escutcheons. Old red paint removed. Some drawer lip damage. Cut nails used in construction.

Bibliography

"Auction Action," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (January 17, 2003), 37.