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Chest of drawers


Object number

RIF6692

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, possibly by Peleg Weeden, 1772 - 1839

Dimensions

31 1/4 × 35 5/16 × 20 5/16 in. (79.4 × 89.7 × 51.6 cm) Case width: 33 1/4 in. (84.5 cm)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut (primary); chestnut (backboards); pine (drawer linings)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"This bureau for / Edith Weeden Potter / F A & M F Spink," in ink, on paper label glued inside top drawer

Provenance

Possibly Benjamin Fowler (1739–1818), Wickford, Rhode Island; by descent to his daughter Mrs. Peleg Weeden (née Mary Fowler, 1776–1858), Wickford, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughter Mrs. Nicholas N. Spink (née Huldah Ann Weeden, 1813–1893), North Kingston, Rhode Island; by descent to her daughters Frances Ann Spink (1846–1917) and Mary Fowler Spink (1849–1918), North Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to their neice Edith Weeden Spink Potter (1868–1947), Providence, Rhode Island. A house sale in Fayetteville, New York, ca. 2018; sold to White and White Antiques, Skaneateles, New York

Associated names

Benjamin Fowler
Mary Fowler Weeden
Mary Fowler Spink
Edith Weeden Spink Potter
Huldah Ann Weeden Spink
White and White Antiques
Frances Ann Spink

See also


Bibliography

Madelia Hickman Ring, "MidWeek Builds on Ruby Lane Online Partnership," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (August 28, 2020): 16, ill.