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High chest of drawers, lower case only

Object number



Maker Unknown


32 3/4 × 40 1/2 × 22 1/2 in. (83.19 × 102.87 × 57.15 cm)



Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County


Made in, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


Oak; burlwood


Originally owned by Edward Wanton (1625–1716), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Joseph Wanton, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Thomas Robinson (1730–1817), Newport; by descent to Mrs. Thomas Richardson (née Sarah Robinson); by descent to Mary Robinson Morton (1757–1829); by descent to Esther Morton Smith; by descent to Daniel R. Smith; by descent to Edward Wanton Smith (1875–1940); by descent to his son Edward Wanton Smith, Jr. (1921–2001); by descent to Josh Wanton Smith, Newport; given to the Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, 2006

Associated names

Josh Wanton Smith
Edward Wanton
Joseph Wanton
Thomas Richardson
Daniel R. Smith
Sarah Richardson Robinson
Ester Morton Smith
Mary Robinson Morton
Edward Wanton Smith
Edward Wanton Smith, Jr.


Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "A Reviviscent Newport Colonial: The Nichols-Wanton-Hunter House," (accessed May 18, 2010).