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Lady's desk


Object number

RIF1547

Maker

Maker William Clark, American, active 1800-1828

Dimensions

41 1/2 36 1/2 18 in. (105.41 92.71 45.72 cm) Height (writing surface): 31 1/2 in. (80.01 cm)

Date

1800–1815

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary) ; cherry (secondary)

Marks

"W. Clark / cabinetmaker," inscribed in graphite, on one drawer in cabinet

Style

Sheraton, Federal

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1967

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 2, p. 418, no. 1055, ill.
William C. Ketchum Jr., American Cabinetmakers: Marked American Furniture, 1640-1940 (New York: Crown Publishers, 1995), 75, ill.