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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF576

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

81 35 3/4 22 in. (205.74 90.805 55.88 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Warren, Rhode Island
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Medium

Walnut (primary); chestnut and pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Jonathan Martin, Warren, Rhode Island; by descent to May C. Smith; Harry Arons (1891–1967), Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1965. Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York, 1989 and 2003

Associated names

Martin family
May C. Smith
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc.
Harry Arons
Jonathan Martin

Bibliography

"Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., advertisement," Antiques 135, no. 6 (June 1989): 1283, ill.
"Harry Arons advertisement," Antiques 87, no. 6 (June 1965): 676, ill.
Michael Moses, Master Craftsmen of Newport: The Townsends and Goddards (Tenafly, N.J.: MMI Americana Press, 1984), 301, 305, pl. 17, fig. 8.1.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), vol. 3, p. 437, ill.
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., Gallery Catalogue (New York: Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., 1974–2020), vol. 3, p. 22.