16 - 17 January 2003
A CHIPPENDAL MINIATURE PINE SLANT-FRONT DESK
Probably Massachusetts, 1740-1770
The rectangular top above a slant lid opening to reveal four cubbyholes and two drawers over two long drawers, on bracket feet, appears to retain its original brasses
21½in. high, 18in. wide, 11in. deep
Bernard and S. Dean Levy, Inc., New York
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Similar examples of miniature Queen Anne desks are in the collections of Yale (see Ward, American Case Furniture (New Haven, 1988) cat. no. 156), of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see Heckscher, American Furniture (New York, 1985) cat. no. 171).
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