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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2469

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 106.68 x 99.695 x 53.34 cm (42 x 39 1/4 x 21 in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1949. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Batdorf, Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania. Sotheby's, New York, June 17–18, 1997, lot 229

Associated names

John S. Walton
John W. Batdorf
Mrs. John W. Batdorf
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Lita Solis-Cohen, "Living with Antiques: The Pennsylvania Home of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Batdorf," Antiques 90, no. 2 (August 1966): 225.
Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (June 17–18, 1997), lot 229, ill.