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Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Chest-on-Chest -  Attributed to Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 – 1795.  Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Date: 1770-1785.    Mahogany, mahogany veneer, red gum, white cedar, yellow poplar; brass Dimensions: 8 feet 2 1/2 inches x 3 feet 11 1/2 inches x 1 feet 11 1/4 inches (250.2 x 120.7 x 59.1 cm)

Chest-on-Chest - Attributed to Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 –…

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Desk and Bookcase  Artist/maker unknown, American. Possible owner William Logan.  Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Date: 1748-54 Medium: Mahogany, white cedar, pine, tulip poplar; brass

Desk and Bookcase Artist/maker unknown, American. Possible owner William Logan. Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Date: 1748-54 Medium: Mahogany, white cedar, pine, tulip poplar; brass

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

This desk is a leading example of American furniture from the rococo or Chippendale period. Made in Boston, it reflects the sophisticated features associated with the center of furniture production in colonial America. In addition to the many intric...

This desk is a leading example of American furniture from the rococo or Chippendale period. Made in Boston, it reflects the sophisticated features associated with the center of furniture production in colonial America. In addition to the many intric...

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1958.0592 High chest

1958.0592 High chest

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Desk and bookcase | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

DS2000-377, OVERALL

SWC-A Diminutive Chippendale Three-drawer Chest on Claw and Ball Feet, New York

DS2000-377, OVERALL

Philadelphia image

Philadelphia image

Desk & bookcase, 1770–1790, Providence, Rhode Island - Scroll pediment with carved finials. Triple division with convex & concave panels surmounted by carved shell forms on doors & slant lid, over 3 graduated blocked front drawers, on ogee feet. Doors flanked by fluted quarter columns. Brass bail handles & escutcheons. Often considered the apogee of early American cabinetmaking, Rhode Island desks & bookcases are notable for their superior craftsmanship & carved, block &  shell facades.

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