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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF4643

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

41 3/8 38 20 1/2 in. (105.093 96.52 52.07 cm)

Date

1770–1810

Current location

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

Geography

Made in Northeastern Massachusetts, or made in New Hampshire, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Maple (primary); white pine (secondary)

Style

Queen Anne

Provenance

Collings and Collings, New York; sold to Henry Francis du Pont (1880–1969), Winterthur, Delaware, 1930; bequeathed to Winterthur Museum, 1969

Associated names

Collings and Collings
Henry Francis du Pont

Bibliography

Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods in the Henry Francis DuPont Winterthur Museum (New York: MacMillan Company, 1952), no. 215, ill.
Nancy E. Richards and Nancy Goyne Evans, New England Furniture at Winterthur: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods (Winterthur, Del.: Winterthur Publications, 1997), 415–416, no. 198, ill.