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High chest of drawers, upper case only


Object number

RIF6570

Maker

Maker Joiner D, active 1720?60

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); pine (secondary)

Inscriptions

"D," or half-moon, in chalk, on backs of wide drawers; "1" and "2," in chalk, on exterior backs of small drawers; "One" and "Tow," in chalk, on underside of small drawers; " Upper," "Midle," and "Lower, in chalk, on undersides of wide drawers; "Back," in chalk, on exterior backs of small drawers and central wide drawer; "D" of half-moon marks and "V" to indicate front, in graphite, on top of drawer dividers; "Midle" and "Lower," in chalk, on top of drawer dividers

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Private collection, 2018