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    Sale 2133

    American Furniture and Decorative Arts including English and Dutch Delft

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 198

    A Chippendale Walnut Slant-Front Desk

    SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, CARLISLE OR CHESTER COUNTY, 1760-1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Chippendale Walnut Slant-Front Desk
    Southeastern Pennsylvania, Carlisle or Chester County, 1760-1780
    The feet replaced
    42½ in. high, 42 in. wide, 21¾ in. deep


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    With an elaborately rendered interior section featuring a projecting prospect drawer against a richly scalloped configuration with stepped drawers and two partitions with carved bird heads, this distinctive desk can be attributed to a shop working in Carlisle, Cumberland County or Chester County. As noted by Kindig in his 1981 invoice, four other desks with similar interiors have histories in Carlisle-area families. Another closely related desk has been attributed to Chester County (fig 1; Margaret Berwind Schiffer, Furniture and Its Makers of Chester County, Pennsylvania (Exton, Pennsylvania, 1978), fig. 140).

    Provenance

    Joe Kindig, Jr. & Son, York, Pennsylvania, 1981


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection