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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF384

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

215.9 x 101.6 x 55.25 cm (85 x 40 x 21 3/4 in.)

Date

1765–1795

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar (drawer sides and backs, backing of vertical drawer dividers, and bonnet top); chestnut (drawer bottoms, backboards of upper and lower cases, bottom board of upper case, bonnet dust board, backings of horizontal drawer dividers, drawer supports, vertical brace at back of upper case, long blocks on underside of upper case, and front batten of lower case); pine (glue blocks of legs); maple (backing of skirt)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Upper case: “1,” in chalk, on interior back and interior front corners of upper proper-right drawer; “1” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on exterior bottom of upper proper-right drawer; “2,” in chalk, on interior back and interior front corners of upper proper-left drawer; “2” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on exterior bottom of upper proper-left drawer; “3,” in chalk, on interior back and interior front corners of upper long drawer; “3” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on exterior bottom of upper long drawer; “4,” in chalk, on interior back and interior front corners of middle long drawer; “4” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on exterior bottom of middle long drawer; “5,” in chalk, on interior back and interior front corners of lower long drawer; “5” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on exterior bottom of lower long drawer; “1” through “5” [later?], in carpenter’s crayon?, on upper surfaces of drawer dividers and case bottom [numbers correspond to crayon numbers of drawers supported]; Lower case: “1,” in chalk on interior back and interior front corners of upper drawer; “1[?],” in chalk, in one interior corner of proper-right lower drawer; illegible inscription, in red chalk, on exterior proper-right side of proper-right lower drawer; “^,” in chalk, on interior backboard

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Jean Terry Bauder. Private collection, 1982

Associated names

Jean Terry Bauder