QUEEN ANNE CARVED SLANT FRONT DESK Probably Made by Ebenezer Hubbell

Probably Made by Ebenezer Hubbell (1723-1800)
Stratford, Connecticut   Circa 1765

Primary Wood: Cherry
Secondary Woods: Oak, White Pine

Height: 45 1/2 inches
Width: 41 inches
Depth: 20 inches

Reference: Please see Edward S. Cooke Jr. “The Social Economy of the Preindustrial Joiner in Western Connecticut, 1750-1800” in American Furniture 1995, specifically pages 128-129 and figures 16-17 for two desks probably made by Ebenezer Hubbell. Also, the desk and bookcase on pages 423-425, number 202, in Nancy Richards and Nancy Evans New England Furniture at Winterthur has the same inset carved shell and Spanish feet. Those attributes are also seen in a desk from the Woodbury area in Litchfield County Furniture 1730-1850, page 62-63, an exhibit held at the Litchfield Historical Society.

Item Number: 7186