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Desk and bookcase of Virginia walnut and white pine. Front of crotch-grain veneer; drawer and door bands of mahogany, ebony and satinwood; stars of rosewood and satinwood on doors and lid. Scroll pediment; central finial ( a replacement). Two arched paneled doors enclosing drawers and...

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Avery, Greenough, Townsend families; purchased from Mr. Edward Greenough Townsend, New York, for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts.

Credit Line

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

About 1715–20

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 18


224.79 x 75.25 x 52.07 cm (88 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut, white pine, mahogany, ebony, satinwood




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