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From: Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Discoveries in Newport Furniture and Silver," Antiques 68 (July 1955): 47
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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF486

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height, writing: 78.74 cm (31 in.); Width: 97.79 cm (38 1/2 in.)

Date

1770–1790

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Cedar

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Seabury Collection, 1955. Harry Arons, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1965

Associated names

Seabury Collection
Harry Arons Antiques, Inc.

Bibliography

Ralph E. Carpenter, Jr., "Discoveries in Newport Furniture and Silver," Antiques 68, no. 1 (July 1955): 46–47, fig. 7.
"Harry Arons advertisement," Antiques 88, no. 1 (July 1965): 22, ill.
Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 59n40, 64n99.