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Photo: Courtsey New-York Historical Society Museum, Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis, 1956.129
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF618

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Job Townsend, Jr., 1726 - 1778

Dimensions

41 3/4 x 39 x 22 in. (106.045 x 99.06 x 55.88 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

New-York Historical Society Museum

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Edmund Astley Prentis, Jr. (1884–1967), New York; given to the New York Historical Society, New York, 1956

Associated names

Edmund Astley Prentis, Jr.
Katherine Prentis Murphy

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 42, fig. 17.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 73, no. 45, ill.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 188, fig. 325a, 325b.