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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3439

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

106.68 x 88.9 x 45.72 cm (42 x 35 x 18 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Maple (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

CRN Auctions, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2007

Associated names

CRN Auctions, Inc.

Construction

Two horizontal backboards are nailed to rabbets in the case sides and top and to the back edge of the bottom board. The rear brackets on the back feet have a double ogee outline on their inner faces.

Bibliography

"CRN Auctions, Inc., Fall Americana and English Auction," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (November 18, 2007), lot 134, ill.
"Americana and English, including The Sally Larkin Case Connecticut Estate," http://www.crnauctions.com/ (accessed August 31, 2009), lot 134 (November 18, 2007 auction).