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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF1443

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785
Maker: formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

229.871 x 115.57 x 55.88 cm (90 1/2 x 45 1/2 x 22 in.)

Date

1760–1785

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island, Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); white pine (drawer linings)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Originally owned by Rev. Joseph Barker (1751–1815), Middleborough, Massachusetts. Henry V. Weil (1864–1943), New York; sold to Mrs. J. Amory Haskell (née Maragaret Moore Riker, 1864–1942), New York; consigned by her estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, April 26–29, 1944, lot 745; Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; bequeathed to Providence College, Rhode Island, 1970. Israel Sack, Inc., New York. Christie's, New York, September 18, 1981, lot 543; private collection; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, October 24–25, 1986, lot 246

Associated names

Reverend Joseph Barker
Henry V. Weil
Mrs. J. Amory Haskell
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Christie's
Private collection
Cornelius C. Moore
Providence College
Israel Sack, Inc.
Sotheby's

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Bibliography

"Henry V. Weil advertisement," Antiques 17, no. 5 (November 1929): 419.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The Americana Collection of the late Mrs. J. Amory Haskell, Part One, sale cat. (April 26–29, 1944), 234–235, lot 745.
Helen Comstock, "The Haskell Collection," Antiques 155, no.4 (April 1944): 199, fig. 5.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (September 19, 1981), 131, lot 543, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 31, fig. 1.13.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Folk Paintings, and Chinese Export Porcelain, sale cat. (October 24–25, 1986), lot 246, ill.