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From: Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury , vol. 1 (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928), pl. 636
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1569

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Other (Height): 114.3cm (45in.) Other (Width): 114.3cm (45in.)

Date

1760–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Howard Reifsynder; consigned by his estate to American Art Association, New York, April 27, 1929, lot 683

Associated names

Mount Pleasant Museum, Philadelphia
Howard Reifsnyder
American Art Association

Bibliography

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 1, no. 636, ill.
American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture: The Superb Collection Of The Late Howard Reifsnyder, sale cat. (April 24–27, 1929), 144, lot 683, ill.