image of object
From: Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," New England Furniture:Essays in Memory of Benno M. Forman (Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1987), 106, fig. 6
Click the image to enlarge

Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3365

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

103.823 x 97.473 x 51.911 cm (40 7/8 x 38 3/8 x 20 7/16 in.)

Date

1755–1770

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut (exterior drawer linings); yellow poplar (interior drawer linings)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Private collection, descended in the family of the owner in Edenton, North Carolina

Associated names

Edenton, North Carolina family

Bibliography

Jeanne Vibert Sloane, "John Cahoone and the Newport Furniture Industry," Old-Time New England 72 (1987): 106, fig. 6.
John Bivins, The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina: 1700–1820 (Winston-Salem, N.C.: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, 1988), 103-104, plate 4.14.
John Bivins, "A Catalog of Northern Furniture with Southern Provenances," Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts (November 1989): 60, fig. 15.
Luke Beckerdite, "The Early Furniture of Christopher and Job Townsend," American Furniture (2000): 28, fig. 47.
Sarah Neale Fayen, "Tilt-Top Tables and Eighteenth-Century Consumerism," American Furniture (2003): 121–122, fig. 38.