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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF4241

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

150.495 x 91.44 x 44.45 cm (59 1/4 x 36 x 17 1/2 in.)

Date

1790-1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); white pine (backboards)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Fine Americana, North Hampton, New Hampshire, 2008

Associated names

Fine Americana

Construction

The case sides are single boards. The drawer dividers are through dovetails. Three horizontal backboards are nailed to rabbets in the case sides. The vertical glue blocks for the front feet rest against the case bottom and horizontal glue blocks butt them. The rear brackets for the back feet are wedge-shaped and are reinforced with horizontal glue blocks in front and in back.

Bibliography

Fine Americana, "Fine Americana, "Furniture, Chippendale Tiger Maple, Tall Chest: American - Rhode Island, c. 1780," http://www.fineamericana.com/display (accessed August 27, 2009), K8.