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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2492

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.78 x 91.44 x 50.8 cm (41 1/4 x 36 x 20 in.)

Date

1730–1750

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Massachusetts, or made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut, light and dark wood inlay (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"Thayer," "1752," "Boston," and other inscriptions, in chalk and ink, on back boards

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Kenneth Hammitt (1920–1992), Woodbury, Connecticut; sold to Marjorie H. Schorsch (1930–2007) and John B. Schorsch; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 1–2, 1981, lot 498

Associated names

Kenneth Hammitt
John B. Schorsch
Marjorie H. Schorsch
Sotheby Parke Bernet

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts: The Collection of Mr. John B. Schorsch and Mrs. Marjorie H. Schorsch, sale cat. (May 1–2, 1981), lot 498, ill.