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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF551

Maker

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

Dimensions

106.045 x 97.155 x 53.975 cm (41 3/4 x 38 1/4 x 21 1/4 in.)

Date

1765– 1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Capt. David Tyler (1750–1832), Brooklyn, Connecticut; by descent in his family; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1988 and 2003

Associated names

Captain Daniel Tyler III
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.

Construction

Three hinges secure the slant front to the desk interior. The lopers are half-height.

Bibliography

Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2003), vol. 6, p. 98; vol. 13, p. 16.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 133, no. 3 (March 1988): 525, ill.