Artist American
Title
  • High Chest of Drawers
Date between 1695 and 1715
Medium Maple burl veneer, walnut, cherry, pine, and German silver hardware
Dimensions Overall: 68 1/2 × 39 × 21 1/8 inches (174 × 99.1 × 53.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 65.348
Department American Art before 1950
On View American, Level 2 (see map)
Marks “V [pointing up],” in chalk, on exterior backs of drawers of upper case; “IIII,” incised on bottom of top drawer of upper case; “2,” in chalk, on exterior back of proper-right small drawer of upper case; “2,” in chalk, on exterior bottom of proper-right small drawer of upper case; “1”, in chalk, on exterior back of proper-left upper drawer of upper case; “III” and “II,” incised on exterior bottoms of bottom two long drawers of upper case [from top to bottom]; “V,” in chalk, on tops of dividers under long drawers of upper case; “RAY” and “Dave” [later], incised on exterior backboards of upper case; “1,” in chalk, on exterior bottom of proper-right drawer of lower case; “V [pointing up]” and “X,” in chalk, on exterior back of middle drawer of lower case; “X,” incised on exterior bottom of middle drawer of lower case; “2,” in chalk, on exterior back of proper-left lower drawer of lower case; history of high chest, written on index cards affixed to proper-left interior side of proper-left drawer of lower case

As published by Patricia Kane and Jennifer Johnson in the Yale Rhode Island Furniture Archive
Grant family (Charleston, Vermont, USA);
Ginsberg and Levy, Inc.;
1965-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Margon, L. More American Furniture Treasures, 1620-1840. New York, 1971, pp. 240-241.