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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF2566

Maker

Maker, attributed to Daniel Spencer, 1741?1796

Dimensions

Height: 89 in. (226.061 cm) Width: 42 3/4 in. (108.585 cm)

Date

1785–1790

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (back boards, dustboard under upper small drawers, drawer linings, drawer guides, tip bars); pine (bottom boards of upper and lower case, top board of lower case, curved bonnet boards, upper case stiles, drawer dividers backings in upper and lower case; glue blocks

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“A,” “B,” and “C,” in graphite, at center of interior backs of drawers in lower case; a loop in both interior front corners of drawer marked “A”; a loop in the proper right front corner of drawer marked “B”; possibly a loop in proper right corner of drawer marked “C”

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, January 24–27, 1973, lot 947; sold to Doris Duke (1912–1993) for Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, 1973; Whitehorne House Museum, Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island, from 1974

Associated names

Sotheby Parke Bernet
Doris Duke

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Americana Week, sale cat. (January 24–27, 1973), 228–229, lot 947, ill.
"Sotheby Parke Bernet advertisement," Antiques 103, no. 1 (January 1973): 45, ill.