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Six-shell blockfront desk and bookcase


History of ownership: Traditionally belonged originally to Elisha Potter, Sr. of Kingston, R.I., in whose family it descended; 1940, gift of Bernon E. Helme and Nathaniel Helme (Accession Date November 14, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernon E. Helme and Nathaniel Helme

About 1755–70

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 62


258.44 x 101.6 x 66.04 cm (101 3/4 x 40 x 26 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, chestnut, red cedar, white pine, yellow-poplar




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