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Desk-on-frame


Object number

RIF4408

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

34 3/8 x 30 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. (87.313 x 76.835 x 46.99 cm)

Date

1790–1810

Current location

Newport Restoration Foundation, Rhode Island

Geography

Made in, Probably made in Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Inscriptions

Paper with the Sheffield crest in top left drawer; "93" written in pencil on right exterior side of left top drawer; "32" written in pencil on backside of top left drawer; "25" written in pencil on backside of right top drawer.

Style

Federal

Provenance

By descent in the Townsend family, Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to the Sheffield family, Newport; by descent to Samuel S. Sheffield, Cincinnati; sold by him to the Newport Restoration Foundation, 1969

Associated names

Townsend family
Sheffield family
S. S. Sheffield