VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BLUE-PAINTED WHITE PINE AND MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK-ON-FRAME, PROBABLY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700
VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BLUE-PAINTED WHITE PINE AND MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK-ON-FRAME, PROBABLY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700
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Property of the Rhode Island School of Design

VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BLUE-PAINTED WHITE PINE AND MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK-ON-FRAME, PROBABLY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

Property of the Rhode Island School of Design

VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BLUE-PAINTED WHITE PINE AND MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK-ON-FRAME, PROBABLY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

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Description

VERY RARE PILGRIM CENTURY BLUE-PAINTED WHITE PINE AND MAPLE SLANT-LID DESK-ON-FRAME, PROBABLY HUDSON RIVER VALLEY, CIRCA 1700


interior fitted with three drawers, wrought-iron butterfly hinges appear to be original, top board of desk replaced. 

Height 35 ¼ in. by Width 26 in. by Depth 23 ¼ in.

Condition Report

Blue paint of a later date, wear commensurate with age, top board which slant lid attached appears to be replaced. Note photograph in Wallace Nutting shows the base rotated 180 degrees. It is properly oriented in the current photography.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

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Provenance

Eliza Greene Metcalf Radeke (1854-1931), Providence, Rhode Island.

Literature

Wallace Nutting, Furniture of the Pilgrim Century [of American origin], 1620-1720, (Framingham, MA: Old American Company, 1924), p. 180, no. 161;

Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, (New York: Macmillan, 1928), no. 587;

Russell Hawes Kettell, The Pine Furniture of Early New England, (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929), no. 111;

Christopher P. Monkhouse and Tomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House, (Providence: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1986), p. 44, fig. 54.

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