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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

1805–1815

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary) ; cherry and pine (secondary)

Marks

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

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1967; sold to Max Stanley Adler (1923–1979) and Mimi Adler (1929–2021), New York; consigned to Nye and Company, Bloomfield, New Jersey, October 27–28, 2021, lot 96

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Max Stanley Adler
Mimi Adler
Nye and Company

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), 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.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Mimi Adler's Americana at Nye and Company," Maine Antique Digest (January 2022): 114, ill.