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Desk and bookcase

Object number



Labelled by Webb and Scott, 1814–1815
Alternate name(s): Adrian Webb and Charles Scott, Webb & Scott
probably Charles Scott, 1795–1851


Height: 86 in. (218.44 cm) Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)



Current location



Made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)


Cherry (primary); pine and chestnut (secondary)


"WEBB [crossed our and "Charles" written above in ink] & SCOTT/ Cabinet & Chair Makers/ Benefit-Street/ Providence, Rhode-Island." printed on a paper label glued inside the second drawer; label probably added later than the date of manufacture of the desk


Philip Flayderman, Boston, Massachusetts; consigned by his estate to American Art Association Anderson Galleries, Inc., New York, January 2–4, 1930, lot 431

Associated names

Philip Flayderman
American Art Association
Anderson Galleries


Anderson Galleries and American Art Association, New York, Colonial Furniture, Silver, and Decorations: The Collection of the Late Philip Flayderman, sale cat. (January 2–4, 1930), 164–165, lot 431.
Robert P. Emlen and Sara Steiner, "The Short-Lived Partnership of Adrian Webb and Charles Scott," Antiques 127, no. 5 (May 1985): 1141, fig. 1, 1a.
Richmond Huntley, "An Antiques Primer: The Desk Becomes a Secretary, Part III," American Collector 10, issue 2 (March 1941): 12, ill.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 361.