High Chest of Drawers, 1750-1780

Summary

Newport Rhode Island was a small town in the 18th century that became wealthy through the transatlantic shipping trade. The town benefited from a diverse and entrepreneurial citizenry, which included the related Goddard and Townsend families who produced much of Newport's best furniture. This distinctive high chest characterizes their work, with its elegant proportions, outstanding workmanship and attention to detail.

Newport Rhode Island was a small town in the 18th century that became wealthy through the transatlantic shipping trade. The town benefited from a diverse and entrepreneurial citizenry, which included the related Goddard and Townsend families who produced much of Newport's best furniture. This distinctive high chest characterizes their work, with its elegant proportions, outstanding workmanship and attention to detail.

Artifact

High chest of drawers

Date Made

1750-1780

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Rhode Island, Newport 

Creator Notes

Attributed to New Port, Rhode Island

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

55.100.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Mahogany (Wood)
Pine (Wood)
Chestnut (Wood)
Tulipwood
Brass (Alloy)
Maple (Wood)
American tulipwood (wood)

Dimensions

Height: 83 in

Width: 38.75 in

Depth: 20.625 in

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