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Chest-on-chest


Object number

RIF6633

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

88 41 21 3/4 in. (223.5 104.1 55.2 cm) Height without finials: 82 3/4 in. (210.2 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (dust board under small drawers, drawer supports upper case, top board upper card, tip bars upper case); pine (drawer sides, upper back board upper case, bottom board upper case, bottom and top board, lower case); yellow poplar (drawer bottoms, two lower back boards upper case, back boards lower case)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"B / 4 1," in graphite, on interior back and exterior sides of proper right small drawer in upper case; "B / 4 2," in graphite, on interior back of proper left small drawer in upper case and illegible graphite on exterior sides; "B / 5," in graphite, on interior back and proper left side of top long drawer in upper case, illegible graphite on proper right exterior side, and "/," in graphite, on proper left side at front corner; "B / 6," in graphite, on interior back and proper left side of second long drawer in upper case, illegible graphite on exterior sides, and "/," in grahite on proper left side at front corner; "B / 7," in graphite, on interior back of third long drawer in upper case, illegible graphite on exterior sides, and " /," in graphite, on proper right side at front corner; "B / 8," in graphite, on interior back of fourth long drawer in upper case; "B / 5," in graphite, on interior back of top drawer in lower case and illegible graphite on proper right exterior side; "B / 6," in graphite, on interior back of second drawer in lower case; "B / 7," in graphite, on interior back of third drawer in lower case, illegible graphite on proper right exterior side, and "/," in graphite on proper right side at front corner; "B / 8," in graphite, on interior back of bottom drawer in lower case, illegible graphite on proper exterior sides, and "/," in graphite, on proper right and left sides at front corners; "S F," incised on top of lower case;

Provenance

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Sharon, Massachusetts, 2019. CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 20, 2021, lot 136

Associated names

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.
CRN Auctions, Inc.

Notes

The shape of the rear brackets on the feet and the configuration of the dovetails are like those on RIF582.

See also


Bibliography

"CRN Auctions, Inc., advertisement," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (June 11, 2021): 2C, ill.
Rick Russack, "CRN Hits Home Runs in American and Irish Furniture, European Art," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (July 9, 2021): 27, ill.