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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6635

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

39 3/4 36 5/8 18 5/8 in. (101 93 47.3 cm)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Vertical line, in graphite, on exterior back of proper left small drawer; "2," in graphite, on exterior back of proper right small drawer; vertical line, in graphite, on exterior back of top long drawer; "X," in graphite, on exterior back of lowest long drawer

Provenance

William Richmond, Old Greenwich, Connecticut; sold to Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., (1909-2009), Scarsdale, New York, and later Newport, Rhode Island, before 1972; by descent to his wife Roberta L. Carpenter (1938-2019), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 314 (unsold); Christie's, New York, January 21–22, 2021, lot 179

Associated names

William's Antique Shop
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 96, lot 314.
Christie's New York, New York, In Praise of America: Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints and Broadsides, sale cat. (January 21–22, 2021), 68, lot 179, ill.