As indicated by a label in the top drawer:
Catherine (Goddard) Weaver (1757-1816), Newport
Benjamin Weaver (1781-1863), Middletown, Rhode Island, son
Deborah Briggs (1787-1856), sister-in-law
Mary Briggs Weaver (1814-1899), niece of above and daughter of Benjamin, above
Mary Briggs (Weaver) Case (b. 1852), niece of above
George E. Vernon, Newport, 1921, by purchase from above
Mr. and Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Providence, Rhode Island, 1924, by purchase from above
Thence by descent in the family
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 23 January 2005, lot 1203
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST COLLECTION
Walter A. Dyer, "John Goddard and His Block Fronts," The Magazine Antiques (May 1922), p. 203, fig. 2
Jonas Bergner, Day Book (unpublished, in the collection of the Redwood Library, Newport), pp. 46-47.
"Four Centuries of Furniture with Flowers," The Magazine Antiques (July 1946), p. 33.
The Rhode Island Furniture Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery, object number RIF635.
New York, New York, Four Centuries of Furniture with Flowers (Rhode Island Exhibit, Garden Club of America Annual Flower Show), March 1946. Providence, Rhode Island, The Nightingale-Brown House, site of The John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization, Brown University, 1985 to 1987, 1993 to 2004.