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Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor & Home: Furniture of Southeastern Masachusetts 1710–1850 (Hanover & London: University Press of New England, 2009), 182, pl.62.1
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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF4532

Maker

Maker Cornelius Allen, 1767–1835
Maker Ebenezer Allen, Jr., 1755 - 1793

Dimensions

Height, without finials: 80 3/8 in. (204.153 cm) Width: 42 1/4 in. (107.315 cm) Depth: 20 7/8 in. (53.023 cm)

Date

1787–1790

Current location

Taylor B. Williams Antiques

Geography

Made in New Bedford, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); eastern white pine (secondary)

Marks

"N.Bedford, Barnstable, Cornelius Allen / Longplain," in graphite, on backboard of upper case

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Taylor B. Williams Antiques, Harbert, Michigan, 1989, 2010

Notes


See also


Bibliography

"Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques 135, no. 1 (January 1989): 141, ill.
Jack O'Brien, "A New Bedford Masterpiece," Antiques 171, no. 5 (May 2007): 140, fig. 3, 3a.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 181–182, pl. 62.1.
"The Newport Antiques Show, Special Show Section: Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (July 30, 2010): 61, ill.
"Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (June 17, 2011): 32.
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), 59n29.