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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF3854

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 1/4 x 36 3/4 x 20 3/4 in. (107.315 x 93.345 x 52.705 cm)

Date

1760-1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Possibly made in Coventry, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"This old desk decends from" in graphite and AD1760 Thomas Matteson/1800 Job Matteson/1812 Wanton Johnson Matteson/1875 Braman Whitney Matteson/1905 Lynn Braman Matteson/Whitney Lynn Matteson" in ink on the exterior back of one of the interior drawers

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Thomas Matteson (1715–1794), Coventry, Rhode Island; by descent to Job Matteson (1758–1809); by descent to Wanton Johnson Matteson, 1802; by descent to Braman Whitney Matteson, 1875; by descent to Lynn Braman Matteson, 1905; by descent to Whitney Lynn Matteson. Audrey and Tom Monahan, Providence, Rhode Island; consigned by them to Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, New Hampshire (sale held Manchester, New Hampshire), August 4, 2001, lot 39

Associated names

Thomas Matteson
Job Matteson
Wanton Johnson Matteson
Braman Whitney Matteson
Lynn Braman Matteson
Whitney Lynn Matteson
Tom Monahan
Audrey Monahan
Northeast Auctions

Bibliography

Northeast Auctions, Hampton and Portsmouth, N.H., New Hampshire Auction: The Audrey and Tom Monahan Collection, sale cat. (August 4, 2001), 11, lot 39, ill.