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High-post bed


Object number

RIF6643

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

88 60 79 1/2 in. (223.5 152.4 201.9 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location


Geography

Probably made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Provenance

Josephine I. Dawes (1906–2000), Hightstown Borough, New Jersey; consigned by her estate to Skinner, Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts, March 11, 2001, lot 147; sold to Marguerite Riordan, Stonington, Connecticut; sold to Barbara and Arun Singh, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 25, 2020, lot 1228

Associated names

Josephine I. Dawes
Skinner, Inc.
Marguerite Riordan
Dr. Arun Singh
Barbara Singh
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Bob Jackman, "$51,750 Bed is No Sleep at Skinner," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (March 16, 2001): 67.
Skinner, Inc., Bolton, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts: Featuring the Estate of Josephine I. Dawes together with the Routhier Collection of Early American Glass and Mochaware from the Jonathan Rickard Collection, sale cat. (March 11, 2001), 34, lot 147, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Triumphant Grace: Important Americana from the Collection of Barbara and Arun Singh, sale cat. (January 25, 2020), lot 1228, ill.