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Medicine chest


Object number

RIF451

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1810–1830

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (drawer linings)

Inscriptions

Underside of top drawer; inside of top drawer.

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

Aaron Wiley, Block Island, Rhode Island. Laura Tew, Newport, Rhode Island

Associated names

Dr. Aaron C. Willey

Construction

The drawer bottoms are chamfered and fitted into grooves on the front and sides and are nailed to the underside of the back. Examined by P. E. Kane August 15, 2004.