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Photo: Courtesy Winterthur Museum, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1966.0664
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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6565

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

36 1/2 40 19 in. (92.7 101.6 48.3 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

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

Medium

Cherry (primary); white pine (by microanalysis, back, drawers sides, and bottom)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"$6500," in graphite, on inside bottom of top drawer; "Mama," in ink, on paper label glued on inside drawer sides of third drawer from top; "This is my Bereau [sic] / given me by my / husband / W. G. Boardman / to be kept in the family," in ink, on proper right side of inside drawer sides, third drawer from top

Provenance

William G. Boardman (1853–1908), Hartford, Connecticut; by gift to his wife Eliza Fowler Root (1857–1921), Hartford, Connecticut. Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delware by 1952; given to the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Delaware

Associated names

William Greenleaf Boardman
Eliza Fowler Root
Henry Francis du Pont

See also


Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 170, ill.