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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1579

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

43 1/2 x 41 1/2 x 24 1/4 in. (110.49 x 105.41 x 61.595 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, 1954. John S. Walton, Inc., New York, 1960

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "The Newport Exhibition," Antiques 64, no. 1 (July 1953): 42, fig. fig. 18.
Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., The Arts and Crafts of Newport, Rhode Island, 1640–1820 (Newport, R.I.: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1954), 75, no. 47, ill.
"John S. Walton Antiques, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 77, no. 2 (February 1960): 128.
Helen Comstock, American Furniture: Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Styles (New York: Viking Press, 1962), 127, 164, fig. 324.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 312, fig. 8.7.