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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2052

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to John Goddard, 1723/24–1785

Dimensions

Height: 109.22 cm (43 in.); Width: 104.14 cm (41 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Yale University Art Gallery

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Gerturde H. Camp (born 1882), Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania; consigned to The Anderson Galleries, New York, April 6, 1929, lot 95; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 1930

Associated names

Gertrude H. Camp
Anderson Galleries
Francis P. Garvan

Bibliography

Anderson Galleries, New York, Eighteenth Century American Furniture Colonial and Georgian Silver: A Remarkable Collection Sold by Order of Mrs. Gertrude H. Camp, "The Hayloft," Whitemarsh, PA, sale cat. (January 20–21, 1928), 93, lot 261, ill.