Newport, Newport county, Rhode Island, United States ca. 1760–1770
42 1/2 x 40 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.
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. ----- Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 4, p. 958, pl. P3726.
Chippendale mahogany slant-top desk
Decoration and ornament--Chippendale style Furniture--United States
slant-front desks (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, May 1973 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.