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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF1859

Maker

Maker Unknown
Maker, possibly by Job Townsend, Jr., 1726?1778

Dimensions

41 1/2 38 22 11/16 in. (105.41 96.52 57.57 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Chief Justice Woodbury Langdon (1739–1805), Portsmouth, New Hampshire; by descent to his son, Walter Langdon (1787–1847), Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Hyde Park, New York; by descent to his son, Eugene Langdon (1831–1866), Hyde Park, New York; by descent to his daughter, Anne Lowndes Langdon (1865–1943), Hyde Park, New York; by descent to her daughter, Anne Langdon Townsend (1898–1971), Southampton, New York; private collection; consigned to Christie's, New York, June 22, 1994, lot 276

Associated names

Justice Woodbury Langdon
Walter Langdon
Eugene Langdon
Anne Lowndes Langdon
Anne Langdon Townsend
Christie's

See also


Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art, and Decorative Arts, sale cat. (June 22, 1994), 169, lot 276, ill.