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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 2 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1969): 413, fig. 1043
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1543

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

106.68 x 96.52 x 52.07 cm (42 x 38 x 20 1/2 in.); Height, writing level: 78.74 cm (31 in.)

Date

1750–1765

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cedar, yellow poplar, and chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mrs. Samuel Cahoone Bailey (née Susan Barker Townsend, 1810–1902); by descent to her son, John Cahoone Bailey (1846–1927); by descent to his son, Samuel Bailey; by descent to his daughter, Beatrice Palmer Bailey Carr; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York, by 1967

Associated names

Susan Barker Townsend Bailey
John Cahoone Bailey
Samuel Bailey
Beatrice Palmer Bailey Carr
Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 2, p. 413, no. 1043, ill.