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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF4099

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 105.41 cm (41 1/2 in.); Width: 87.63 cm (34 1/2 in.)

Date

1710–1720

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in New England, Possibly made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut (primary); butternut, chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

William and Mary

Provenance

Collings and Collings, New York. Mrs. J. Insley Blair (née Natalie Knowlton, 1884–1951), New York, and Tuxedo Park, New York; consigned by her estate to Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 22–23, 1954, lot 366

Associated names

Collings and Collings
Natalie Knowlton Blair
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American and English 18th Century Furniture and Decorations, All From Private Owners Including Estates of the Late Mrs. J. Insley Blair, Mrs. Franklin Baker, Jr. and from Mrs. Alfred McVitty, Marcel H. Steiglitz, sale cat. (January 22–23, 1954), 83, lot 366, ill.