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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF1216

Maker

Labelled by Webb and Scott, 1814 - 1815
Alternate name(s): Adrian Webb and Charles Scott, Webb & Scott
Retailer probably Charles Scott, 1795–1851

Dimensions

Other (Height): 218.44cm (86in.) Other (Width): 101.6cm (40in.)

Date

1790-1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Cherry (primary); pine and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

"WEBB [crossed our and "Charles" written above in ink] & SCOTT/ Cabinet & Chair Makers/ Benefit-Street/ Providence, Rhode-Island." printed on a paper label glued inside the second drawer; label probably added later than the date of manufacture of the desk

Style

Federal

Provenance

Philip Flayderman, Boston, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 431

Associated names

Philip Flayderman
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries

Bibliography

Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 164–165, lot 431.
Richmond Huntley, "An Antiques Primer: The Desk Becomes a Secretary, Part III," American Collector 10, issue 2 (March 1941): 12, ill.
Robert P. Emlen and Sara Steiner, "The Short-Lived Partnership of Adrian Webb and Charles Scott," Antiques 127, no. 5 (May 1985): 1141, fig. 1, 1a.