THE ATWATER BEEBE CHIPPENDALE CHEST ON CHEST Attributed to the Workshop of Silas Rice
Attributed to the Workshop of Silas Rice
Wallingford, Connecticut Circa 1792
Primary Wood: Cherry
Secondary Woods: White Pine, Tulip Poplar, Cherry
Height: 88 inches
Width: 39 inches
Depth: 19 1/2 inches
Provenance: Descended in the family of Brigadier General Henry Beebe Carrington (1824-1914) of Wallingford, Connecticut, possibly from his maternal grandmother, Mary Atwater (1796-1845) of Wallingford who married the Reverend Daniel Lewis Beebe (1763-1803) pastor of Woodbridge Congregational Church on February 29, 1792. Bernard & S. Dean Levy, Inc.; Private Collection, New York.
Reference: Illustrated and discussed in Thomas P. and Alice K. Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, Connecticut Valley Furniture, Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800, pages 410-411, number 188. This is where the attribution to Rice is made.
Item Number: 6678