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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF95

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Unknown

Date

1740–1760

Current location

Donald V. Rainville, Michele P. Mannion

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Birch (primary); pine, chestnut and red cedar (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Found in a barn on Nantucket, Massachusetts. Water Street Antiques, Wiscasset, Maine; sold to Donald V. Rainville, Camden, Maine

Construction

Half-blind dovetails attached the top board and the drawer dividers to the two-piece case sides. The horizontal backboards are reinforced on the interior by a vertical brace. The desk has lost its feet.