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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF546

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

106.68 x 97.79 x 58.42 cm (42 x 38 1/2 x 23 in.)

Date

1765– 1795

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, March 1–2, 2003, lot 470; sold to Albert Sack, New York, as agent for a client

Associated names

Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

David S. Smith, "Auction Action in Manchester, N.H.," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (March 28, 2003): 49–50.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., Important Americana, sale cat. (March 1–2, 2003), 59, lot 546, ill.
"Northeast Auctions advertisement," Maine Antique Digest (March 2003): 42–G, ill.
David Hewett, "Northeast's March Sale, Minus Any Drop-Dead Lot, Grosses $2.61 Million," Maine Antique Digest (June 2003): 38–C.