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High chest of drawers


Object number

RIF339

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

70 3/4 41 20 3/4 in. (179.7 104.1 52.7 cm)

Date

1765–95

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut (bottom board, top board, batten, blocks between bottom board and front rail in upper case); yellow poplar (back boards upper and lower case, drawer linings in lower case; backing for drawer dividers); pine (backing of stile in upper case, drawer supports, back and center support for two small drawers in upper case, drawer linings in upper case)

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, New York, 1951; sold in 1954 to Ralph E. Carptenter, Jr., Scarsdale, New York, and later Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Roberta L. Carpenter (1938–2019), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 24, 2020, lot 323

Associated names

John S. Walton
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr.
Roberta L. Carpenter
Christie's

Bibliography

"Silver Jublilee Exhibitors," Antiques 60, no. 4 (October 1951): 262.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Mowbra Hall and a Collection of Period Rooms: Part 2," Connoisseur (August 1972): 286, fig. 5.
Laura Beach, "The Past Is Present in Newport: A Couple's Lifelong Love of Antiques," Antiques and Fine Art 6, no. 2 (Summer 2005): 124, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art and Silver, sale cat. (January 24, 2020), 102–3, lot 323, ill.