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Board chest


Object number

RIF6511

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

24 3/4 × 45 1/2 × 17 1/4 in. (62.87 × 115.57 × 43.82 cm)

Date

1750–70

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in northern Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Pine

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"OWEN[N reversed] / O. / 1792," in paint on back board; "Mercy Phettyplace [illeg.] / Oliver Owen / OOMM," in chalk, on underside of lid

Style

vernacular style, Vernacular

Provenance

Possibly Mercy Phettyplace, Rhode Island. Oliver Owen (1763–1825), Providence and Glocester, Rhode Island; possibly by descent in the Whipple family to Mrs. Walter Raymond Turner (née Marjorie Frances Boss 1895–1972), Scituate, then Riverside, and later Foster, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Frederick Cottrell Clarke (née Dorothy Eaton Turner, 1930–2009), Jamestown, Rhode Island; thence by descent in her family

Associated names

Mercy Phettyplace
Oliver Owen
Marjorie Frances Boss
Dorothy Eaton Turner Clarke