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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2843

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 x 40 x 20 in. (106.68 x 101.6 x 50.8 cm)

Date

1765–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Joseph Whaley (1744–1832), Snuff Mill Pond, Rhode Island; by descent in his family. Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, April 30 and May 1–3, 1980, lot 1513

Associated names

Joseph Whaley
The Whaley Family
Sotheby Parke Bernet

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Americana, vol. 2, American Folk Sculpture, Glass, Decoys, Folk Art, Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (April 30–May 3, 1980), lot 1513, ill.