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From: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, vol. 3 (Alexandria, Va.: Highland House Publishers, 1972): 596, fig. 1363
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1644

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker possibly by Job Townsend, Sr., 1699 - 1765
Maker formerly attributed John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

111.76 x 107.95 x 57.15 cm (44 x 42 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.); Height, writing level: 80.01 cm (31 1/2 in.)

Date

1745–1785

Current location

Dietrich American Foundation

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1970; sold to the Dietrich Americana Foundation, Philadelphia

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 3, pp. 584, 596–597, no. 1363, ill.
Alexandra W. Rollins, "Furniture in the Collection of the Dietrich American Foundation," Antiques 125, no. 5 (May 1984): 1112, pl. XV, fig. 13, 13a.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 276, fig. 7.5, 7.5a, 7.5b.