Figured Maple Desk on Frame, Rhode Island, c.1750
Desks on frame are the rarest
of the American slant top desks, according to
the preeminent dealers, Israel Sack, who illustrates
just such a desk (see
detail). The cabriole leg on ours is very
straight, indicative of the Rhode Island form.
Also, the dovetails are the typical strong Rhode
Island type (see
detail). The interior is quite austere,
and typical of this provincial form. This piece
is in superb condition, having a beautiful light
figured maple appearance.
Height: 37 1/2 in. Width: 34 in. Depth: