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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2887

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Overall: 106.68 x 93.98 x 76.2 cm (42 x 37 x 30 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Joseph and Martha Hopkins; by descent to their daughter, Mrs. Thomas Albro (née Sarah Hopkins); by descent to their daughter, Mrs. Caleb Lawton (née Alice Albro, 1778–1852), North Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to her son, Beriah Hopkins Lawton (1823–1904), Kingstown, Rhode Island; by descent to his son, Theodore E. Lawton (born 1867), Wickford, Rhode Island; Benjamin L. Cook (1885–1968), Providence, Rhode Island; by descent to an unidentified relative, Newport, Rhode Island; consigned to Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, October 21–22, 1983, lot 320

Associated names

Joseph Hopkins
Martha Hopkins
Sarah Hopkins Albro
Alice Albro Lawton
Beriah Hopkins Lawton
Theodore E. Lawton
Benjamin L. Cook
Sotheby Parke Bernet

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture, Folk Art, and Related Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 21–22, 1983), lot 320, ill.