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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2502

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 45 1/2 in. (115.57 cm) Width: 48 in. (121.92 cm)

Date

1740–60

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Bristol, Rhode Island, or possibly made in Essex, Massachusetts
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Walnut, light and dark wood inlay (primary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Cornelius C. Moore (1885–1970), Newport, Rhode Island; consigned by his estate to Parke Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, October 30, 1971, lot; consigned by his estate to Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, May 19–20, 1972, lot 412. Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., May 16, 18, and 19, 1973, lot 392

Associated names

Cornelius C. Moore
Sotheby Parke Bernet
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.

Bibliography

Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important American Furniture, sale cat. (May 19–20, 1972), 78–79, lot 412, ill.
Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Americana: Important Furniture, American Furniture, American Historical Prints and Chinese Export Porcelatin, sale cat. (May 16, 18–19, 1973), 93, lot 392, ill.
Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, Important American Furniture: Property from the Estate of the Late Cornelius C. Moore, sale cat. (October 30, 1971), 37–38, lot 119.