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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3095

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

105.41 x 91.44 x 48.895 cm (41 1/2 x 36 x 19 1/4 in.)

Date

1760–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"The history of the desk so far as known. It was sold by the authorities from a deceased English Family in 1795 Bought by Darius White taken to Auburn in 1858 became the property of Cornelius White in 1878 it has been removed to Wilbraham Mass by the above. C. White," written on a paper label glued to one drawer in central prospect section

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in an English family, prior to 1795; sold by legal authorities to Darius White, Auburn, Massachusetts, 1795; by descent to Cornelius White, Wilbraham, Massachusetts, 1878. Sotheby's, New York, January 30 and February 2, 1991, lot 1486

Associated names

Darius White
Cornelius White
Sotheby's

Construction

According to the Sotheby's auction catalogue, the feet are replaced.

Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana, sale cat. (January 30 and February 2, 1991), lot 1486, ill.