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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6282

Maker

Maker Obadiah Smith, active 1788

Dimensions

147.96 x 88.9 x 43.18 cm (58 1/4 x 35 x 17 in.)

Date

1788

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Glocester, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"Gloucester December 10 1788 Made L Smith(?)," painted in red, on backboards

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts (sale held Boston), February 27, 2016, lot 90

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston, American Furniture & Decorative Arts, sale cat. (February 27, 2016), 23, lot 90, ill.
"Skinner Scores with Folk Art, Makes a Rhode Island Discovery," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (March 25, 2016): 18.