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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2874

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

107.95 x 91.44 x 50.165 cm (42 1/2 x 36 x 19 3/4 in.)

Date

1750–1770

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary); chestnut and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Mary E. K. Sullivan, Salem, Massachusetts, before 1980; consigned by her estate to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, November 19–22, 1980, lot 1373. John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to a private collection, Massachusetts; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., January 27 and 29, 1983, lot 411; Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., December 8, 1984, lot 319. Philip H. Bradley Company, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 1986. Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 11–12, 2000, lot 773. Miller, Hamilton and Company, Inc., Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2002

Associated names

Mary E. K. Sullivan
Sotheby Parke Bernet
John Walton, Inc.
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Philip H. Bradley Co.
Northeast Auctions
Miller, Hamilton & Co., Inc.

Notes


Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (November 19–22, 1980), lot 1373, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture, and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 27 and 29, 1983), lot 411, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture and Folk Art, sale cat. (December 8, 1984), lot 319, ill.
"Philip H. Bradley Co. advertisement," Antiques 129, no. 2 (February 1986): 320, ill.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: Fine American Furniture, sale cat. (November 11–12, 2000), 97, lot 773.
"Miller, Hamilton and Company, Inc., advertisement," Maine Antique Digest (October 2002): 2–E, ill.