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Desk-on-frame (base only)


Object number

RIF1688

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

28 5/8 x 28 x 20 1/2 in. (72.708 x 71.12 x 52.07 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Hugh B. Cox (1905–1973) and his wife Ethelyn Ayres Cox (1908–1988), Alexandria, Virginia; consigned to Christie's, New York, June 16, 1984, lot 417. Christie's, New York, January 26, 1991, lot 358. Paul and Esther Ganksy; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 19, 2018, lot 137 (unsold)

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.
Hugh B. Cox
Ethelyn Ayres Cox
Christie's
Paul Gansky
Esther Gansky

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Highly Important American Furniture: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Cox, sale cat. (June 16, 1984), 56–57, lot 417, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Historical Prints, sale cat. (January 26, 1991), 228, lot 358, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Silver, sale cat. (January 19, 2018), 44, lot 137, ill.