New York, Park Avenue
16 January 1999
A CHIPPENDALE CARVED CHERRYWOOD DESK-AND-BOOKCASE
In two sections: the upper with a broken triangular pediment with circular floral-pierced roundels and Greek key borders centering a pierced leaf and C-scrolled cartouche above a frieze carved with interlacing circles over two glazed mullioned doors enclosing three adjustable shelves, flanked by canted and carved corners; the lower section with a slant-front lid opening to a compartmented interior centering a shaped-panel prospect door flanked by fluted document drawers, eight short drawers, four valanced pigeon holes and two long open compartments, all above a case fitted with four graduated long drawers, with cockbeaded surrounds flanked by similarly canted and carved corners over a conforming molded base, on ogee bracket feet
99in. high, 40in. wide, 22in. deep
Mrs. Dinker, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Mrs. George Maurice Morris, Washington, D.C.
Sold in these Rooms, The Contents of The Lindens, January 22, 1983, lot 368
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Alice Winchester, "Living with Antiques: The Washington Home of Mrs. George Maurice Morris," Antiques (January, 1956), p. 61.
Nancy A. Iliff, "Living with Antiques: The Lindens, Washington, D.C.," Antiques (April 1979), p. 749, pl. V.
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