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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF4764

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

41 1/2 × 38 × 20 in. (105.41 × 96.52 × 50.8 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Preservation Society of Newport County

Geography

Made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Dr. David King (1812–1882) Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to Gwendolen Ella Rives (née Armstrong, 1911–1972), Newport; bequeathed to the Preservation Society of Newport County, 1972

Associated names

Dr. David King
Gwendolen Ella Rives

Bibliography

Patricia E. Kane et al., Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2016), 59n40.