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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF576

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

205.74 x 90.805 x 55.88cm (81 x 35 3/4 x 22in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Warren, Rhode Island, or made in Rehoboth, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); chestnut and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Jonathan Martin, Warren, Rhode Island; by descent to May C. Smith; Harry Arons, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1965. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1989 and 2003

Associated names

Jonathan Martin
Martin family
May C. Smith
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Harry Arons

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 3, p. 437, ill.
"Harry Arons advertisement," Antiques 87, no. 6 (June 1965): 676, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2003), vol. 3, p. 22.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 301, 305, pl. 17, fig. 8.1.
"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 135, no. 6 (June 1989): 1283, ill.