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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF4415

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

93.028 x 104.14 x 48.26 cm (36 5/8 x 41 x 19 in.)

Date

1790–1800

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Birch and satinwood

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"II" in pencil on second drawer blade from the top; "II" carved in second draw blade from top; "II" carved in left interior side panel; "III" in pencil on third drawer blade; "UP" on third drawer blade; "1974" on left interior side panel; Top drawer: "X" and illegible numbers in chalk on interior rear panel and left interior panel; Second drawer: "X2M_O" in chalk on back interior panel; "II" in pencil on interior bottom of drawer; "20001" in chalk on left interior panel; "787" in chalk on right interior panel; Third drawer: "III" in pencil on interior bottom of drawer. "3" in chalk on left interior side panel; Illegible chalk marks on rear and right interior panel; Fourth drawer: "1st 2000" written in chalk on interior right side panel; "X101" in chalk on interior of left side panel; "1stX" on interior back panel in chalk; "4" in pencil on exterior of right side panel.

Style

Federal

Provenance

Russell A. McKinnon (1890– deceased by January 1971), Kennebunkport, Maine; consigned by his estate Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, January 29, 1971, lot 341; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993), Newport, Rhode Island; bequeathed to the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1993

Associated names

Russell A. McKinnon
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Doris Duke

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century American Furniture and Decorations, sale cat. (January 29–30, 1971), 51, lot 341.