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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3029

Maker

Maker: attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

106.68 x 93.98 x 49.53 cm (42 x 37 x 19 1/2 in.)

Date

1750–1760

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Inscriptions

"J [ ] Newport," in graphite, on bottom board; "James Harden," in graphite, on a drawer divider

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John S. Walton, Inc., New York. Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Schilling; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, June 17, 1998, lot 1191

Associated names

John S. Walton, Inc.
Charles S. Shilling
Mrs. Charles S. Schilling
Sotheby's

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (June 17, 1998), lot 1191, ill.
Erik Gronning and Amy Coes, "The Early Work of John Townsend in the Christopher Townsend Shop Tradition," American Furniture (2013): 38, fig. 86–87.