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Child's desk-on-frame


Object number

RIF715

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

87.63 x 60.96 x 33.496cm (34 1/2 x 24 x 13 3/16in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Geography

Made in New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple, stained red (primary, large drawer bottoms, and back of desk); chestnut (large drawer sides); pine (sides and bottom of interior drawers)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Pitman; given to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1945

Associated names

Harold A. Pitman
Mrs. Harold A. Pitman
Harold A. Pitman
Mrs. Harold A. Pitman

Construction

Each of the upper drawers have locks, while the lowest was never fitted with one.

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Bibliography

Richard H Randall, Jr., American Furniture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1965), 72–73, no. 56, ill.