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Scroll pediment with carved finials. Triple division with convex and concave panels surmounted by carved shell forms on doors and slant lid, over 3 graduated blocked front drawers, on ogee feet. Doors flanked by fluted quarter columns. Brass bail handles and escutcheons.

Provenance

Purchased from Mrs. J. Marsden Perry, Providence, Rhode Island, 1939.

Credit Line

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

1765–1785

Object Place

Newport, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 19

Dimensions

Overall: 241.9 x 101.3 x 66 cm (95 1/4 x 39 7/8 x 26 in.) Other (Depth of desk opened): 96.5 cm (38 in.)

Accession Number

39.155

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, chestnut, pine, cherry

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes