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HIgh chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6575

Maker

Maker, attributed to Benjamin Peabody, 1717–1794

Dimensions

71 39 1/2 22 in. (180.3 100.3 55.9 cm)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut and yellow poplar (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1949; sold to Memphis, Tennessee, collection; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, November 15-17, 2018, lot 1495

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Brunk Auctions

Notes

Top boards and moldings are replaced (probably originally a bonnet top) and brasses are replaced. Source: https://www.brunkauctions.com/lot/a-goddard-townsend-high-chest-of-drawers-3890155, accessed 11.8.2018

Bibliography

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, N.C., Brunk Auctions, sale cat. (November 15–17, 2018), 117, lot 1495, ill.
Patricia E. Kane, "'An Ingenious Man:' Benjamin Peabody, Newport Cabinetmaker," American Furniture (2021): (forthcoming).