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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3493

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker formerly attributed John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

106.045 x 93.345 x 50.8 cm (41 3/4 x 36 3/4 x 20 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

According to the Sotheby's catalogue, John Walton's bill of sale states that the underside of the desk bears a chalk inscription which includes John Townsend's name.

Inscriptions

Interior of one short drawer bears a label from John Walton, Inc.

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut, before 1989. Sotheby's, New York, January 18–19, 2001, lot 806

Associated names

Sotheby's
John Walton, Inc.

See also


Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York, Important Americana Including Silver, Prints, Folk Art, Furniture, and Property Formerly in the Estate of Ulysses S. Grant, sale cat. (January 18–19, 2001), 306–7, lot 806, ill.