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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3174

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

104.775 x 97.79 x 58.42 cm (41 1/4 x 38 1/2 x 23 in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Massachusetts, March 25, 1989, lot 42. Christie's, New York, January 26–27, 1995, lot 158

Associated names

Skinner, Inc.
Christie's

Construction

According to the Skinner auction catalogue the brasses are replaced and there are restorations to the base.

Bibliography

Skinner, Inc., Boston and Bolton, Mass., Americana, sale cat. (March 25, 1989), lot 42, ill.
Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 26–27, 1995), 81, lot 158.