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Tall chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6640

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

58 1/4 39 1/4 19 1/2 in. (148 99.7 49.5 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"1X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "1," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides; "2X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "2," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides; "3X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "3," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides; "4X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "4," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides; "5X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "5," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides; "6X," in graphite, on underside of drawer bottom near center front; "6," in graphite at each front corner on exterior drawer sides

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 346 (unsold); Christie's, New York, January 21–22, 2021, lot 145

Associated names

Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 122, lot 346, ill.
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), 44, lot 145, ill.