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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1590

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Width: 41 1/2 in. (105.41 cm) Depth: 21 3/4 in. (55.245 cm) Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Newport, Rhode Island, or possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 26, 1985, lot 267

Associated names

Christie's

Construction

According to the Christie's catalogue, two rear feet are restored, the drawer edges are pieced, and three drawers have replaced sides.

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 26, 1985), 113, lot 267, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 25, 1986), 115, lot 352, ill.