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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF532

Maker

Maker, formerly attributed to John Townsend, American, 1732/33–1809
Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 39 3/4 20 in. (106.68 100.97 50.8 cm) Height, writing: 30 1/2 in. (77.47 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Christie's, New York, October 19, 1990, lot 322. Christie's, New York, January 26, 1991, lot 422. Cinnamon Hill, Inc., Franklin, Tennessee, 1991

Associated names

Cinnamon Hill
Christie's
Christie's

Bibliography

"Cinnamon Hil Antiques advertisement," Antiques 139, no. 4 (April 1991): 693.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Historical Prints, sale cat. (January 26, 1991), 288, lot 422, ill.
Christie's, New York, Fine American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (October 19, 1990), 189, lot 322, ill.