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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3088

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

108.585 x 97.155 x 54.61 cm (42 3/4 x 38 1/4 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, July 9–10, 1981, lot 637

Associated names

Sotheby Parke Bernet

Construction

According to the Sotheby Parke Bernet auction catalogue, the feet and some drawer bottoms are replaced, and a molded panel has been attached to top board.

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Americana, sale cat. (July 9–10, 1981), lot 637, ill.