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Dressing glass


Object number

RIF960

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

22 3/4 19 9 in. (57.785 48.26 22.86 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, satinwood (primary); yellow poplar, cedar, pine (secondary); ivory (pull)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"Prov." in blue chalk on the exterior back of the right drawer

Provenance

Possibly Elisha Dyer (1772–1854), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Mrs. Elisha Dyer (died 1922); given by her estate to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1922

Associated names

Elisha Dyer
Mrs. Elisha Dyer
Dyer family

Bibliography

Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 130–31, no. 85, ill.
Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "Providence Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 579, fig. 16.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 66–67, no. 13, ill.