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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF532

Maker

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

Dimensions

Height: 106.68 cm (42 in.); Height, writing: 77.47 cm (30 1/2 in.); Width: 100.965 cm (39 3/4 in.); Depth: 50.8 cm (20 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Christie's, New York, October 19, 1990, lot 322. Christie's, New York, January 26, 1991, lot 422. Cinnamon Hill, Inc., Franklin, Tennessee, 1991

Associated names

Christie's
Cinnamon Hill
Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 19, 1990), 189, lot 322, ill.
"Cinnamon Hil Antiques advertisement," Antiques 139, no. 4 (April 1991): 693.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Historical Prints, sale cat. (January 26, 1991), 288, lot 422, ill.