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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6121

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

83 39 20 in. (210.82 99.06 50.8 cm)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

The Stanley Weiss Collection

Geography

Made in southeastern Rhode Island, or made in Stonington, Connecticut area
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Medium

Walnut (primary);maple (upper case top and bottom, drawer guides in lower case); pine (all other secondary wood)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Illegible chalk, interior back of pediment drawer and proper right drawer flanking it; "1" and a figure eight, in chalk, on interior back and "X," in chalk, on proper left interior side of the upper long drawer in upper case; "2?," in chalk, on interior back of middle long drawer in uppper case and "X," in chalk, on proper left interior side of same drawer; "X," incised, on proper left interior side of one deep drawer in lower case; "X," incised, on interior back of middle drawer in lower case; lumber marks on underside of upper drawer in lower case

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Cynthia C. Brown, Darien, Connecticut; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Portmouth and Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Portsmouth), March 22–23, 2014, lot 517. The Stanley Weiss Collection, Providence, Rhode Island, 2019

Associated names

Northeast Auctions
Cynthia C. Brown

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., Spring Weekend Auction, sale cat. (March 22–23, 2014), 97, lot 517, ill.
Stanley Weiss and Brock Jobe, Fine American Antiques in the Stanley Weiss Collection (Providence, R.I.: The Stanley Weiss Collection, 2019), 1, sw01805, ill.