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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF509

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

106.045 x 99.378 x 52.705 cm (41 3/4 x 39 1/8 x 20 3/4 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Duncan A. Hazard (1874–1939), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, November 9, 1940, lot 106. Sotheby's, New York, October 24, 1993, lot 339. Curran and Curran, Wilton, Connecticut, 1994. Skinner Inc., Bolton, Massachusetts, October 26, 1997, lot 104A

Associated names

Duncan A. Hazard
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Sotheby's
Curran and Curran
Skinner, Inc.

Construction

Top exterior drawer locks with an interior wooden latch.

Bibliography

"Rhode Island Furniture from the Collection of Duncan A. Hazard," Antiques 29, no. 4 (April 1936): 158, ill.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Early American Furniture including Important Goddard and Other Examples from the Private Collection of the Late Duncan A. Hazard, Newport, Rhode Island, sale cat. (November 9, 1940), 34, lot 106, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (October 24, 1993), lot 339, ill.
"Curran and Curran Antiques and Appraisals advertisement," Antiques 145, no. 3 (March 1994): 348, ill.
Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., American Furniture and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 26, 1997), 51, lot 140A, ill.