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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF5859

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

83 38 1/2 in. (210.82 97.79 cm)

Date

1770–90

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Rhode Island, Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
(view a map of Rhode Island)

Medium

Cherry (primary); pine (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

"A," "B," "C," and "D," in graphite, on exterior backs of exterior drawers; possibly "2 A," and other illegible graphite, on underside of one valance drawer; "Nelson," in ink, on underside of same drawer

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

Teina Baumstone, New York; sold to a private collection, Pennsylvania; consigned to Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, November 12–13, 1971, lot 454

Associated names

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.
Teina Baumstone

Bibliography

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, The American Heritage Society Auction of Americana, sale cat. (November 12–13, 1971), 131, lot 454, ill.