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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF1503

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

33 1/4 38 21 1/4 in. (84.455 96.52 53.975 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, New York; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., Scarsdale, New York, and later Newport, Rhode Island, by 1953; by descent to his wife Roberta L. Carpenter (1938–2019), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 332

Associated names

John S. Walton
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
Christie's

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 42, fig. 15.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 62, no. 36, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 109, lot 332, ill.