Slant-front desk

Creator:
Townsend, John, 1732-1809 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States
ca. 1760–1770
Physical Description:
42 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; brass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Chippendale San Domingan mahogany slant-top desk, ogee bracket feet with straightish inner outline in the Newport manner, original bat wing brasses; blocked and shell-carved interior, the shell of the center door with fluted base in scrolled border, scooped pigeonhole drawers of cyma-curved outline; sliding well in fall board, mellow brown patina, attributed to John Townsend. Comparison of the interior with our labeled John Townsend desk in Brochure 21, pp. 6–7, supports this attribution. This desk was made for Isaac Sherman (1736–1817) of Newport; it was purchased by us from direct descendants. A family genealogy will be given to the purchaser.
Related objects: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 3, pp. 790–791, pl. P3448.
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Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 958, pl. P3726.
Variant Titles:
Chippendale mahogany slant-top desk
Topics:
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style
Furniture--United States
Period/Style:
Chippendale
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
3726
Genre:
slant-front desks (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, May 1973
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Kane 10976nc, ClearBin1 tiff_complete
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10993643
OID:
12152690
PID:
digcoll:1024667

Number of Pages: 6
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