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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
(view a map of Rhode Island)

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.