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Chest of drawers

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Most of the serpentine-lined chests, tables, and chairs are now attributed to John Goddard. This massive example has a traditional history of ownership by Peter (Pierre) Simon, a French sea captain of Newport. The chest and its related objects stand apart from the block-and-shell furniture more...

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Thought to have been owned originally by Captain Peter (Pierre) Simon of Newport, Rhode Island; by descent in the family to the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Bowen Polk in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collyer Bowen.


Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, red cedar, chestnut, pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes