Chippendale Mahogany Carved Slant-lid Desk
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Chippendale Mahogany Carved Slant-lid Desk, Benjamin Brown, 1777, Salem , Massachusetts, brasses appear to be original, refinished, (restored), ht. 44, wd. 42, dp. 22 in.
Note: An interior drawer is signed in ink, "Benjamin Brown made this desk in the year 1777."
Literature: Artists and Craftsman of Essex County, Massachusetts, by Henry Wyckoff Belknap, pub. The Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, 1927, on p. 31 lists Benjamin Brown as a cabinetmaker in Salem, and also that he purchased land there in 1767.
the lid is a replacement; repairs and a couple replacments to base.