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Dressing glass


Object number

RIF357

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

63.5 x 40.64 x 22.86cm (25 x 16 x 9in.)

Date

1750–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (drawer linings)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1970

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Construction

Half-blind dovetails fasten the sides of the middle drawer to the drawer front with half keys at the top and bottom and four full dovetails between them. The tops of the drawer sides are slightly rounded and flush with the drawer front; the back edge of the drawer is flat with a slight chamfer along the back. A glue block on the back of the drawer acts as a stop.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 3, p. 698, no. P3198, ill.