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A QUEEN ANNE STELLATE-INLAID WALNUT DESK-AND-BOOKCASE
Property of a Pennsylvania Collector
A QUEEN ANNE STELLATE-INLAID WALNUT DESK-AND-BOOKCASE

RHODE ISLAND, 1740-1760

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A QUEEN ANNE STELLATE-INLAID WALNUT DESK-AND-BOOKCASE
RHODE ISLAND, 1740-1760
the base molding replaced and period feet associated
95¾ in. high, 37½ in. wide, 23 in. deep
Provenance
Israel Sack, Inc., New York, 1952
Jean and Kenneth Chorley, Hopewell, New Jersey
Sold, Christie's, New York, 25 January 1993, lot 207
Literature
Albert Sack, Fine Points of Furniture: Early American (New York, 1950), p. 157.
Sale Room Notice
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES FOR LOT 114 SHOULD READ 1740-1760.

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Lot Essay

With its extensive use of chestnut, interior drawer design and inlaid ornament, this desk-and-bookcase was made in late eighteenth-century Rhode Island. Several Providence-made desk-and-bookcases feature drawers with similarly molded façades in the desk compartment while two examples with comparable mariner's-star inlay have Bristol origins (for Providence forms with related drawer fronts, see the Rhode Island Furniture Archive at the Yale University Art Gallery, RIF504, RIF1892, RIF2290, RIF4544; for related inlay, see RIF1642 and RIF2502).

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