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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF538

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

109.22 x 97.79 x 53.34 cm (43 x 38 1/2 x 21 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, January 26–28, 1989, lot 1423. Philip H. Bradley Company, Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 1990

Associated names

Philip H. Bradley Co.
Sotheby's

Notes

The configuration of the lowest tier of interiors drawers of this desk is unusual with the large center drawer flanked by smaller ones.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 26–28, 1989), lot 1423, ill.
"Philip H. Bradley Co. advertisement," Antiques 137, no. 6 (June 1990): 1276, ill.