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Box


Object number

RIF2443

Maker

Maker Simeon Hazard, 1817?1855

Dimensions

12 5/16 13 11/16 11 in. (31.27 34.77 27.94 cm)

Date

1840–47

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and mahogany veneer (primary); pine, cedar, and chestnut (secondary); ivory (keyhole escutcheon)

Marks

"Furniture / and / Upholstery Warehouse / Simeon Hazard / Upholsterer / No.1 Church Street / Newport, R.I ./ Has on hand and is constantly manufacturing every article in the / Cabinet and Chair line. / Upholstery Goods / of all kinds, and the business as usual attended to in all its branches / Orders thankfully received and faithfully executed," printed, on label with a Greek key border, glued to underside of box

Inscriptions

Unknown .

Style

Empire

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Walton, Madison, Connecticut; given to the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1976

Associated names

John S. Walton

Bibliography

Christopher P. Monkhouse, "American Furniture Recently Acquired by the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 118, no. 1 (July 1980): 132, fig. 9, 9a, 9b.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1986), 74–75, no. 20, ill.
Wendy A. Cooper, Classical Taste in America (New York: Abbeville Press, 1993), 260, fig. 210.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 159–160.