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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF3005

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 80 in. (203.2 cm) Width at mid-molding: 39 1/2 in. (100.33 cm) Depth at mid-molding: 21 1/4 in. (53.975 cm)

Date

1755–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Provenance

By descent in the Austin and Clift families, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1975; sold to Mr. and Mrs. J. William Middendorf, Washington, D. C. Sotheby's, New York, January 18, 1998, lot 1722; sold to Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York

Associated names

Austin family
Clift family
Sotheby's
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
J. William Middendorf II
Mrs. J. William Middendorf

Bibliography

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 2, p. 1.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, Furniture, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 18, 1998), lot 1722, ill.
Oscar P. Fitzgerald, American Furniture: 1650 to the Present (Lanham, Md.: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., 2018), 44, 46, fig. 3.14.