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Chest of drawers

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This chest in the characteristic Newport block-and-shell mode has not yet been attributed to a specific cabinet shop. It has three drawers rather than the more customary four, and its carved shells are notable for their large, wide rosettes. Like many objects in this gallery, it was given to the...

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Cheseborough-Herreshoff family of Providence, R.I.; purchased for the "The M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts."

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1760–1775

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 37


87.63 x 86.36 x 45.08 cm (34 1/2 x 34 x 17 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

San Domingo mahogany, chestnut




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes