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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.

Provenance

Haven family of Portsmouth; purchased for "M. & M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts" from Israel Sack, Inc. for $1,050.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts

about 1810

Object Place

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

EIghteenth-century American Arts No. 31

Dimensions

90.17 x 77.15 x 47.62 cm (35 1/2 x 30 3/8 x 18 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

41.576

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, satinwood, curly maple, inlay ebony and holly

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes