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From: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, Newport, Rhode Island, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 19–20, lot 83
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF506

Maker

Maker: possibly Christopher Townsend, 1701-1787

Dimensions

Height: 105.41 cm (41 1/2 in.); Height, writing: 78.74 cm (31 in.); Width: 93.98 cm (37 in.); Depth: 49.53cm (19 1/2in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot 83. Robert Burkhardt, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, 1974–1975. Cherry and Watson, Barnstable, Massachusetts, 1979

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Robert Burkhardt

Notes

The columns on the letter drawers and the serpentine design of the drawers below the pigeon holes are like the interior of the bookcase by Christopher Townsend (RIF242).

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 19–20, lot 83, ill.
"Robert Burkhardt advertisement," Antiques 105, no. 4 (April 1974): 726.
"Robert Burkhardt advertisement," Antiques 107, no. 4 (April 1975): 614.
"Robert Burkhardt advertisement," Antiques 108, no. 5 (November 1975): 848.
"Cherry and Watson advertisement," Antiques 115, no. 2 (February 1979): 288.