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Fall-front desk


Object number

RIF2706

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed Edmund Townsend, 1736/7 - 1811

Dimensions

Overall: 86.36 x 90.17 x 49.53 cm (34 x 35 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1775

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); cedar (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, by 1952; given or bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, by 1969; consigned to Northeast Auctions, Hampton, New Hampshire, March 4–5, 1995, lot 488

Associated names

Henry Francis du Pont
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 219, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Hampton, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: Important Americana, sale cat. (March 4–5, 1995), 26, lot 488, ill.