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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2493

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

99.695 x 88.9 x 49.53 cm (39 1/4 x 35 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Walnut, light and dark wood inlays (primary); pine (blocks for the feet, exterior drawer sides and bottoms)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York; sold to Polly Mariner Stone (1898–1995) and Stanley Stone (1896–1987), Fox Point, Wisconsin, 1965; bequeathed by Stanley Stone to The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, Wisconsin, in 1987; consigned to Christie's, New York, January 16-17, 2003, lot 253

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.
Stanley Stone
Polly Mariner Stone
The Chipstone Foundation
Christie's

Bibliography

Oswaldo Rodriguez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1984), 52–53, no. 24, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 135, lot 253, ill.