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Desk-on-frame


Object number

RIF2480

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1720-1740

Current location

John Stevens Shop

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Pine

Style

vernacular style

Provenance

John Stevens Shop (founded 1705 by John Stevens, 1646-1736), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his sons John Stevens II (1703-1778) and William Stevens (1710-1794), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to John's son, John Stevens III (1753-1817), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Edwin Stevens (died 1900), Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to his brother-in-law Edwin Burdick, Newport, Rhode Island; shop and contents sold 1927 to John Howard Benson (1901–1956), Newport, Rhode Island, by descent to his son John E. Benson, Newport, Rhode Island, by descent to his son Nicholas Benson, Newport, Rhode Island.

Associated names

John Stevens
John Stevens Shop

Notes

This desk was in the shop (est. 1705) of the Newport stonecarver John Stevens and is believed to be the original desk in the shop.