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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF4243

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, with finials: 246.38 cm (97 in.); Height, without finials: 238.76 cm (94 in.); Width: 110.49 cm (43 1/2 in.); Depth: 62.23 cm (24 1/2 in.)

Date

1760–1780

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar, white pine, chestnut, red cedar (secondary)

Inscriptions

"Restored by / STANLEY JAMESON / Blauvelt / New York," printed, on a paper label glued to back of case; "Feb. 1964," in ink, on label

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Mitchell family, Tuxedo Park, New York; sold to a private collection, Winter Park, Florida, 1950; consigned to Brunk Auctions, Asheville, North Carolina, January 3–4, 2009, lot 0424

Associated names

Mitchell Family
Brunk Auctions

Bibliography

Brunk Auctions, Asheville, N.C., Auction Fine and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (January 3–4, 2009), lot 0424, ill.