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From: Elisabeth Donaghy, "Living with Antiques: "Ayrshire," the Franktown, Colorado, Residence of Mr. and Mrs. David W.P. Ayers," Antiques 116 (Dec. 1979): 1352
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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF89

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, overall: 248.285 cm (97 3/4 in.); Height, bookcase: 144.145 cm (56 3/4 in.); Height, desk: 104.14 cm (41 in.); Width, cornice: 106.68 cm (42 in.); Depth, at ogee bracket feet: 58.42 cm (23 in.)

Date

1760–1785

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany, cedar, chestnut, pine, and oak

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the family of T. J. Ayers, Cohasset, Massachusetts, and Hingham, Massachusetts; by descent to Mr. and Mrs. David W. P. Ayers, Franktown, Colorado, by 1979

Associated names

T. J. Ayers family

Bibliography

Elisabeth Donaghy Garrett, "Living with antiques: "Ayrshire," the Franktown, Colorado, residence of Mr. and Mrs. David W.P. Ayers," Antiques 116, no. 6 (December 1979): 1352, pl. III, ill.