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From: "Museum Accessions," 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); sheet glass (bookcase doors)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Unknown

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

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