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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3069

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.14 x 93.345 x 48.895 cm (41 x 36 3/4 x 19 1/4 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"Benedict Aldrich" in graphite on one of the secret drawers and interior drawer

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Benedict Aldrich (born 1757), Providence, Rhode Island. Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, January 27–30, 1982, lot 793

Associated names

Benedict Aldrich
Joseph H. Hirshhorn
Sotheby Parke Bernet

Construction

According to the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogue, the feet are replaced.

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The American Heritage Auction of Americana, sale cat. (January 27–30, 1982), n.p., lot 793, ill.