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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF2523

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

41 3/4 39 22 in. (106.045 99.06 55.88 cm)

Date

1760–90

Current location

Unknown

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary)

Inscriptions

"Townsend[?]," in graphite, on underside of bottom board

Provenance

Christie's, New York, January 16–17, 2003, lot 305

Associated names

Christie's

Bibliography

Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Prints, Scrimshaw, and Folk Art, sale cat. (January 16–17, 2003), 173, lot 305, ill.
Lita Solis-Cohen, "Americana at Christie's," Maine Antique Digest (March 2003): 10–E, ill.