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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF5845

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

167.01 x 93.98 x 49.53 cm (65 3/4 x 37 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1700–1720

Current location

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Geography

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

Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Mary Greene (née Greene, 1687–1783) and John Greene (1686–1758), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to their daughter Mary Clapp (1723–1760) and her husband Silas Clapp (1717–1777), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to their son John Clapp (1754–1815) and his wife Anne Clapp (née Waterman, 1748–1844), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to their son Waterman Clapp (1788–1884) and his wife Eliza Clapp (née Woodward), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to their two of their daughters, Marcy Stafford Waterman Clapp (1821–1913) and Mary Magdalene Greene Clapp (1825–1919), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to their niece Eliza Woodward Tiffany Olds (1858–1934), Cranston and Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to her cousin Ellen (Nellie) Louise Allen (née Clapp, 1856–1938) and her husband Charles Henry Allen (1844–1922), East Greenwich and Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to their son Howard Vernon Allen (1878–1969) and his wife Alice Whitford Allen (née Butts, 1883–1944), Warwick and East Greenwich, Rhode Island; by descent to their son Vernon Sterns Allen (1906–1983), East Greenwich, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife, Ruth Allen (née Curtis), East Greenwich, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie Mercurio and Company, Wickford, Rhode Island, May 18, 1991; sold to Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island

Associated names

John Greene
Mary Greene
Mary Greene Clapp
Silas Clapp
John Clapp
Anne Waterman Clapp
Waterman Clapp
Eliza Woodward Clapp
Eliza Woodward Tiffany Olds
Marcy Stafford Waterman Clapp
Mary Magdalene Greene Clapp
Ellen Louise Clapp Allen
Charles Henry Allen
Howard Vernon Allen
Alice Whitford Butts Allen
Vernon Sterns Allen
Ruth Curtis Allen
Christie Mercurio and Company

See also


Bibliography

"A Tiger Maple William & Mary Rhode Island Highboy, with Native Chestnut Secondary Throughout, c. 1700," http://www.tildenthurber.com/stanleyweiss/pages/items7/sw00757r.html (accessed August 27, 2010), item sw00757.