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From: "Kenneth E. Tuttle Antiques advertisement," Antiques 152 (November 1997): 637
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3790

Maker

Maker John Townsend, American, 1732–1809

Dimensions

104.14 x 99.06 x 54.61 cm (41 x 39 x 21 1/2 in.)

Date

1765–1785

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

The Northeast auction catalogue notes: "There appears to be a Townsend inscription on one of the interior drawers."

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

John Walton, Inc., Griswold and Jewett City, Connecticut; sold to John M. Spencer II, West Pawlet, Vermont; consigned by his estate to Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth and Hampton, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 2–3, 1997, lot 734. Kenneth E. and Paulette Tuttle, Gardiner, Maine, 1997

Associated names

John Walton, Inc.
John M. Spencer II
Northeast Auctions
Kenneth E. Tuttle Antiques

Bibliography

"Kenneth E. Tuttle Antiques advertisement," Antiques 152, no. 5 (November 1997): 637.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: Important American Furniture, sale cat. (August 2–3, 1997), 62, lot 734.