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Miniature chest of drawers


Object number

RIF213

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

11 × 13 1/2 × 8 in. (27.94 × 34.29 × 20.32 cm)

Date

1765–75

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Provenance

Mrs. Moses Michael Hays (née Rachel Myers), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the Hays, Myers, and Lopez, families. Hays-Gratz family, Philadelphia. Elizabeth E. Hays, 1919; by descent to Sarah Hays Goodrich, Philadelphia; consigned to Freeman's, Philadelphia, circa 1974; sold to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill, New York. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, before 1984. Consigned by a private collector to Christie's, New York, October 13, 1984, lot 285. Consigned by a private collector to Christie's, New York, January 15–16, 2004, lot 456

Associated names

Rachel Myers Hays
Lopez Family
Hays-Gratz Family
Sara Hays Goodrich
Moses Michael Hays
Elizabeth E. Hayes
Samuel T. Freeman and Co.
Christie's
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill
John S. Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver, Prints, and 20th Century Self-Taught and Outside Art, sale cat. (January 15–16, 2004), 244, lot 456, ill.
Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "The Manhattan Apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Gill," Antiques 111, no. 5 (May 1977): 995, fig. 11.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 13, 1984), 123, lot 285, ill.