One of a small group of related examples attributed to Portsmouth, this desk provided a convenient surface for writing, when its fall-front was open.
Haven family of Portsmouth; purchased for "M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts" from Israel Sack, Inc. for $1,050.
The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
EIghteenth-century American Arts No. 31
90.17 x 77.15 x 47.62 cm (35 1/2 x 30 3/8 x 18 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Mahogany, satinwood, curly maple, inlay ebony and holly