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Miniature chest of drawers


Object number

RIF213

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

27.94 x 34.29 x 20.32cm (11 x 13 1/2 x 8in.)

Date

1765–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Moses Michael Hays (née Rachel Myers), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Hays, Myers, and Lopez, families. Hays-Gratz family, Philadelphia. Elizabeth E. Hays, 1919; by descent to Sarah Hays Goodrich, Philadelphia; consigned to Freeman's, Philadelphia, circa 1974; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill, New York. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, before 1984. Consigned by a private collector to Christie's, New York, October 13, 1984, lot 285. Consigned by a private collector to Christie's, New York, January 15–16, 2004, lot 456

Associated names

Rachel Myers Hays
Moses Michael Hays
Lopez Family
Hays-Gratz Family
Elizabeth E. Hayes
Sara Hays Goodrich
Samuel T. Freeman and Co.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill
Christie's
John Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "The Manhattan Apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill," Antiques 111, no. 5 (May 1977): 995, fig. 11.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 13, 1984), 123, lot 285, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and 20th Century Self-Taught and Outside Art, sale cat. (January 15–16, 2004), 244, lot 456, ill.