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From: Ott, Joseph K., "The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture" (Providence, R.I.: The Providence Historical Society, 1965): 108- 109.
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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF2125

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

89 x 39 x 24 in. (226.061 x 99.06 x 60.96 cm)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island, or made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); cherry, cedar, chestnut, yellow poplar (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, 1964; sold to Joseph K. Ott (1929–1994), Providence, Rhode Island

Associated names

Ginsburg and Levy, Inc.
Joseph K. Ott

See also


Bibliography

"Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 85, no. 2 (February 1964): 149.
Joseph K. Ott, The John Brown House Loan Exhibition of Rhode Island Furniture, exh. cat. (Providence: The Rhode Island Historical Society, 1965), 108–109, no. 68, ill.
Joseph K. Ott, "Some Rhode Island Furniture," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 945, fig. 8.
Wendy A. Cooper and Tara L. Gleason, "A Different Rhode Island Block-and-Shell Story: Providence Provenances and Pitch-Pediments," American Furniture (1999): 201, fig. 60.