16 - 17 January 2003
A CHIPPENDALE MAHOGANY BLOCK-FRONT SLANT-FRONT DESK
The rectangular top above a slant lid opening to reveal a fitted interior, over a rectangular case fitted with four graduated block-front long drawers, above a molded base centering a carved fan pendant, on ogee bracket feet with shaped returns, restorations to feet
41¾in. high, 39¾in. wide, 21 1/8in. deep
Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York
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Rodriquez Roque, American Furniture at Chipstone (Milwaukee, 1984), fig. 25, pp. 54-55.
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