Gift of Mrs. Alfred S. Burdick, Alfred T. Carton, Hibbard family heirs, Mrs. Paul B. Magnuson, and the Decorative Arts Purchase Fund of The Art Institute of Chicago
Extended information about this artwork
Milo M. Naeve, Classical Presence in American Art (Art Institute of Chicago, 1978), no. 27, 22 (ill.).
“The Classical Presence in American Art,” Magazine Antiques (Sept. 1978), 503 (ill.).
Donald L. Fennimore, “Egyptian Influence in Early Nineteenth–Century American Furniture,” Magazine Antiques (May 1990), 1200 (ill.).
Judith A. Barter et al., American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), 159–161, no. 70 (ill.).
Said to have been made for Dr. and Mrs. Arthur John Rich (Dr. Rich 1779-1853) (Mrs. Mary White Wiltbank Rich (b. Lewistown, Delaware, 1802, d, 1869) (m. 1825, Philadelphia) around 1830; by descent to the Rev. Dr. Arthur John Rich (1829-1892), Reisterstown, Maryland, from 1874; bequeathed to his son, Edward N. Rich (m. Fannie Keiss Miller Rich, 1856), 1892; by descent to Mrs. Virginia Wiltbank Rich (Mrs. B. Latrobe) Weston (m. 1913), Onderdale (?), MD, about 1913; by descent to Mrs. Frances Miller Rich Tyrrell, 1961; given to Hannah Moore Academy, Cockeysville, Maryland, 1967; with an unknown party, Chestertown, Maryland; with Anthony A. P. Stuempfig Antiques, Philadelphia, by 1974; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1974.
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