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Slant-front desk


Object number

RIF262

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

42 3/4 36 19 3/4 in. (108.585 91.44 50.165 cm) Height (writing surface): 30 3/4 in. (78.105 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Unknown

Geography

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

Medium

Cherry (primary); chestnut (secondary)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1972. Sotheby's, New York, October 26, 1991, lot 383; sold to Howard Szmolko Antiques, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania; sold to Sara Ann Pfaffenroth (1941–2009) and Peter A. Pfaffenroth (1941–2020), Morristown, New Jersey; consigned to Sotheby's, New York, January 19, 2022, lot 1138

Associated names

Israel Sack, Inc.
Sotheby's
Howard Szmolko Antiques
Peter A. Pfaffenroth
Sara Ann Pfaffenroth

Bibliography

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–89), vol. 4, p. 896, no. P3658, ill.
Sotheby's, New York, Fine Americana, sale cat. (October 26, 1991), lot 383, ill.