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Mark Pitman (Salem, Massachusetts), American, 1779 - 1829

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about 1800-1810

Mahogany and birdseye maple inlay, Eastern white pine, oak, brass, bed ticking (to back the tambour doors)

Overall: 52 1/4 × 38 1/4 × 19 in. (132.7 × 97.2 × 48.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through a bequest from Lulu C. and Robert L. Coller, Class of 1923

F.984.19

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Furniture: Storage

Classification

Decorative Arts

Not on view

Inscription

Original maker‘s label, inside top drawer of lower section: AT ESSEX STREET / SALEM, Ms. / Mark Pitman, / Manufactures All Kinds of / Cabinet Work.

Exhibition History

American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 9-December 9, 2007.

Publication History

Montgomery, Charles F., "American Furniture, The Federal Period"

Israel Sack

Barbara J. MacAdam, American Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Muesum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2007, p. 219, no. 192.

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to present collection, 1984.

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