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From: "Museum Accessionst," Antiques 98 (December, 1974): 216
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Desk and bookcase


Object number

RIF6448

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

90 45 1/2 26 3/4 in. (228.6 115.57 67.95 cm)

Date

1765–85

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Probably made in Massachusetts, formerly said to have been made in Connecticut, formerly said to have been made in Newport, Rhode Island
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Medium

Cherry (primary, by microanalysis); white pine (secondary, by microanalysis)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

Style

Chippendale

Provenance

By descent in the Flagg family of Massachusetts and Hampden, Maine; to Bernard P. Miller (1879–1952), Palo Alto and San Francisco; sold to Dr. Michael A. Abrams (1885–1968), Baltimore; bequest to Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore; consigned to auction; sold to Ann Holzer (1917–1999) and Philip Holzer (1919–2011), Great Neck, New York

Associated names

Gershon Flagg III
Gershon Flagg IV
Gershon Flagg V
Mary Nickerson Flagg
Mary Elizabeth Flagg
Bernard P. Miller
Dr. Michael A. Abrams
Maryland Historical Society
Ann Holzer
Philip Holzer

Bibliography

Ruth Davidson, "Museum Accessions," Antiques 98, no. 2 (August 1970): 216, ill.
Philip Holzer, Philip and Ann Holzer Collection (n.p.: privately printed, 1990), 74–81, no. 26, ill.