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From: Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," New England Furniture:Essays in Memory of Benno M. Forman (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1987), 105, fig.5
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1246

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.14 x 91.44 x 45.72 cm (41 x 36 x 18 in.)

Date

1780–1800

Current location

Gary R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc.

Geography

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

Medium

Red cedar (primary); chestnut (upper exterior drawer supports)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

“III,” incised, on interior front top prospect drawer; “X,” in chalk, on exterior back of that drawer; “II,” incised, on interior front middle prospect drawer; illegible chalk, on exterior back of that drawer; “X,” incised, on interior front bottom prospect drawer; “X,” in chalk, on exterior back of that drawer; "A" through "D," in graphite, on interior backs and at interior front corners of lower tier of drawers flanking prospect door; "X," in graphite, on some interior sides of those drawers; "X," in chalk, on exterior rear proper right valance drawer; "X," incised on interior front of that drawer; "1," in chalk, on exterior back of proper left valance drawer; "!" through "4," in chalk, on exterior backs of exterior drawers; "V," in chalk pointing up, on exterior drawers 1 and 4; "X," in chalk, on exterior back of drawer 4; "3," in chalk twice, on exterior back of drawer 4; "!" through "4," in later graphite, on those drawer backs

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Coggeshall family, Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Gustave J. S. White, Inc., Newport, Rhode Island, February 2017; sold to Gary. R. Sullivan Antiques, Inc., Canton, Massachusetts, 2017

Associated names

Coggeshall family
Gustave J. S. White, Inc.

Bibliography

Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," Old-Time New England 72 (1987): 105, fig. 5.