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Sideboard


Object number

RIF4498

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

41 x 57 3/4 x 23 1/2 in. (104.14 x 146.685 x 59.69 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Probably made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneers (primary); pine (secondary)

Style

Federal

Provenance

Possibly David Bowen (born 1780), Scituate, Rhode Island, by descent to Lyman Bowen (born 1815), Scituate, Rhode Island; by descent to Dr. William Henry Bowen (born 1841) and his wife Phebe Smith Aldrich Bowen (born 1840), Scituate, Rhode Island; by descent to their daughter Cora Aldrich Bowen Sherman (born 1868) Scituate, Rhode Island and Hastings on Hudson, New York; by descent to her daughter Caroline Clapp Sherman Lanford (1911–1990), Greenburgh, New York; by descent to a private collection, Malden Bridge, New York

Associated names

David Bowen
Lyman Bowen
Dr. William Henry Bowen
Phebe Smith Aldrich Bowen
Cora Aldrich Bowen Sherman
Caroline Clapp Sherman Lanford

Notes

A related sideboard (RIF728) has the same unusual brasses.

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016).