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Slant-front desk [no illustration]


Object number

RIF4305

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

106.68 x 91.44 x 48.26 cm (42 x 36 x 19 in.)

Date

1800–1810

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple (primary); chestnut, yellow poplar (secondary)

Style

Hepplewhite

Provenance

Dr. Caleb Fiske (1818–1881), Scituate, Rhode Island; by descent to his great great granddaughter, Dr. Louisa Paine Tingley (1869–1952), Providence, Rhode Island; given by her to the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1952

Associated names

Dr. Caleb Fiske
Dr. Louisa Paine Tingley

Bibliography

Dr. Louisa Paine Tingley, "Some Sidelights in the Biography of My Great Great Grandfather," Rhode Island Medical Journal (October 1932): 13, ill.