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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF4182

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

224.79 x 99.06 x 54.61 cm (88 1/2 x 39 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, or made in eastern Connecticut, or made in southeastern Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (top backboard of upper case); pine (all other secondary wood)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"4 4," in chalk, on proper-left exterior rear corner of proper-right upper drawer; multiple numbers, in chalk, on interior and exterior and proper-right side of middle upper drawer; "0," in chalk, on exterior proper-left side [at back] of proper-left upper drawer; "1," in chalk on exterior back of proper-left drawer; illegible script, in chalk, on interior proper-left side [at back] of upper long drawer; "V," in chalk, on exterior back of upper long drawer; "0 /," in chalk, on exterior proper-right side [at front] of second long drawer from top; "0" and "6," in chalk, on exterior back [at proper-left and -right corners, respectively] of third long drawer from top; "3" and half circle," in chalk, on exterior back [at proper-left and -right corners, respectively] of lower long drawer; "V," in chalk, on exterior back and proper-left side [at proper-left corner] or long drawer of lower case; illegible chalk, on proper-left exterior side of middle drawer of lower case; compass mark inscribed on top of bonnet

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Wayne Pratt, Woodbury, Connecticut; sold to Rosebrook Collection, 1997; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 22, 2016, lot 69

Associated names

Wayne Pratt, Inc.
Rosebrook Collection
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver, sale cat. (January 22, 2016), 33, lot 69, ill.