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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF4532

Maker

Maker Cornelius Allen, 1767?1835
Maker Ebenezer Allen, Jr., 1755?1793

Dimensions

Height, without finials: 80 3/8 in. (204.153 cm) Width: 42 1/4 in. (107.315 cm) Depth: 20 7/8 in. (53.023 cm)

Date

1787–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New Bedford, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); eastern white pine (secondary)

Marks

"N.Bedford, Barnstable, Cornelius Allen / Longplain," in graphite, on backboard of upper case

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Taylor B. Williams Antiques, Harbert, Michigan, 1989, 2010. Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Portsmouth), August 18–19, 2018, lot 587

Associated names

Taylor B. Williams Antiques
Northeast Auctions

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Bibliography

"Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques 135, no. 1 (January 1989): 141, ill.
Jack O'Brien, "A New Bedford Masterpiece," Antiques 171, no. 5 (May 2007): 140, fig. 3, 3a.
Brock Jobe, Gary R. Sullivan, and Jack O'Brien, Harbor and Home: Furniture of Southeastern Massachusetts, 1710–1850 (Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 2009), 181–182, pl. 62.1.
"The Newport Antiques Show, Special Show Section: Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (July 30, 2010): 61, ill.
"Taylor B. Williams Antiques advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (June 17, 2011): 32.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 59n29.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Summer Weekend Auction, sale cat. (August 18–19, 2018), 61, lot 587, ill.