THE JEFFRIES-MEANS FAMILY BLOCK-FRONT KNEEHOLE DESK
Inlaid With Mariner's Stars and Checkerboard Line Inlay
Boston Circa 1750
Primary Wood: Walnut
Secondary Wood: Pine, Oak
Height: 32 inches
Width: 33 inches
Depth: 22 1/2 inches
Provenance: Family of Dr. John Jeffries (1796-1876); his son, Dr. B. Jeffries; his daughter, Marion Jeffries; her husband, J. Howard Means of Providence, Rhode Island. The brand M.J. Means for Marian Jeffries Means appears on the kneehole a number of times.
Reference: See Antiques, September, 1976, page 560 for an article referring to other pieces owned by the Means Family.
Item number 5209