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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3013

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker: formerly attributed to Joseph Rawson, Sr., 1760 - 1835

Dimensions

Height: 109.22 cm (43 in.); Height, writing: 81.28 cm (32 in.); Width: 106.68 cm (42 in.); Depth: 55.88 cm (22 in.)

Date

1785–1805

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Inscriptions

"P Rawson" / [illegible]/ L/Newport" inscribed on underside of interior drawer; "Ervin Nyc" in ink on one of the interior drawers

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, January 26 and 28, 1984, lot 789. Cinnamon Hill, Franklin, Tennessee, 1984

Associated names

Sotheby Parke Bernet
Cinnamon Hill

Bibliography

"Cinnamon Hill Antiques advertisement," Antiques 125, no. 4 (April 1984): 774, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Important American Furniture, Decorations, Silver, and Chinese Export Porcelain, sale cat. (January 26 and 28, 1984), lot 789, ill.