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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6197

Maker

Maker, possibly by Joseph Rawson and Son, active 1808?26

Date

1813

Current location

Private collection

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); pine (secondary); ivory (pulls and keyhole escutcheons)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Sheraton, Federal

Provenance

Commissioned by Col. Seth Wheaton (1759–1827), Providence, Rhode Island, for the marriage of his daughter Mrs. Thomas Rivers (née Mary Wheaton, 1793–1871), Charleston, South Carolina, and Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to Robert Wheaton Rivers (1882–1945), Brookline, Massachusetts, and Santa Barbara, California; by descent to his wife Rosalie Channing Rivers (died 1963), Santa Barbara, California; by descent in the family

Associated names

Colonel Seth Wheaton
Mary Wheaton
Robert Wheaton Rivers
Rosalie Channing Rivers

Bibliography

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), 439n5.