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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Bequest of Jonathan Edwards Harlow in memory of Ella Hodges Harlow, 35.268; photo by Erik Gould
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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF1906

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

194.31 x 92.71 x 55.88 cm (76 1/2 x 36 1/2 x 22 in.)

Date

1805–1815

Current location

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Geography

Probably made in Boston area, Massachusetts, Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and maple (primary); pine; chestnut (drawer bottoms)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Federal

Provenance

Jonathan Edwards Harlow (1852–1935), Newton, Massachusetts; bequeathed to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1935

Associated names

Jonathan Edwards Harlow

Bibliography

Vernon C. Stoneman, A Supplement to John and Thomas Seymour Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794–1816 (Boston: Special Publications, 1965), 27–28, no. no. 16.
Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "Providence Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 578, fig. 15.
Hedy B. Landman, "The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 923.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: RISD Museum, 1986), 107, no. 46.