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Dressing table


Object number

RIF338

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

30 1/4 36 22 in. (76.8 91.4 55.9 cm)

Date

1750–70

Current location

The Chipstone Foundation

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); maple (backing of front rail); yellow poplar (drawer supports and guides, drawer linings, battens for securing the top, back board, glue blocks)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

"A," "B," and "C," in graphite, on exterior backs of drawers

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Terina Baumstone, New York; sold to Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr. (1909–2009), 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 303; sold to the Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Associated names

Teina Baumstone
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Mowbra Hall and a Collection of Period Rooms: Part 2," Connoisseur (August 1972): 286, fig. 4.
Laura Beach, "The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple's Lifelong Love of Antiques," Antiques and Fine Art 6, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 118, 121, ill.
Madelia Hickman RIng, "Fine Art, Folk Art and Formal Dominates at Christie's," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (February 14, 2020): 31, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Hicks's Peaceable Kingdom Brings $4.575 Million," Maine Antique Digest (March 2020): 127, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 85, lot 303, ill.