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High chest of drawers, base only


Object number

RIF4798

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

83.19 x 102.87 x 57.15 cm (32 3/4 x 40 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.)

Date

1710-1730

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Oak; burlwood

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Originally owned by Edward Wanton (1625–1716), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Joseph Wanton, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Thomas Robinson (1730–1817), Newport; by descent to Mrs. Thomas Richardson (née Sarah Robinson); by descent to Mary Robinson Morton (1757–1829); by descent to Esther Morton Smith; by descent to Daniel R. Smith; by descent to Edward Wanton Smith (1875–1940); by descent to his son Edward Wanton Smith, Jr. (1921–2001); by descent to Josh Wanton Smith, Newport; given by him to the Preservation Society of Newport County, 2006

Associated names

Edward Wanton
Joseph Wanton
Thomas Richardson
Sarah Richardson Robinson
Mary Robinson Morton
Ester Morton Smith
Daniel R. Smith
Edward Wanton Smith
Edward Wanton Smith, Jr.
Josh Wanton Smith

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "A Reviviscent Newport Colonial: The Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House," http://www.antiquesandfineart.com/articles/article.cfm?request=878 (accessed May 18, 2010).