Chippendale Blockfront Slant Lid Desk
Coastal Massachusetts Circa 1770
Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Wood: White Pine
Height: 43 1/4 inches
Width: 39 1/4 inches
Depth: 20 inches
Provenance: Smith Family, Dedham, Massachusetts Reference: Illustrated in The Magazine Antiques, July, 1985 and in Bernard & S. Dean Levy Gallery Catalogue V, page 64. This desk is similar in character and quality to an example in the Garvan Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, illustrated in Boston Furniture of the 18th Century, page 116, number 80.