Desk on Frame, Chippendale, The Stocking Group, Connecticut

A flawless Expression of Form

Desk on Frame, Chippendale, The Stocking Group, Connecticut

The Stocking Group which includes four closely related desks on frames was named for Luther Stocking, an early owner. All five display outstanding related design features; fitted interiors with hidden compartments behind prospect section, and similar construction.

Item Date: 1760-1795

Estimated Year: 1778

Measurement: Height: 44.5"; writing height: 32"; width: 40"; depth: 18.75"

Material: Cherry, secondary woods: white and yellow pine; two drawer backs are poplar.

Item Condition: Very good, commensurate with age and use. One trivial minor lip repair. Hardware is replaced.

Reference: Literature: See Connecticut Valley Furniture - Eliphalet Chapin and His Contemporaries, 1750-1800 by Thomas Kugelman and Alice Kugelman with Robert Lionetti, pp. 87 to 91. Also, Connecticut Furniture - Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Wadsworth Athenium, page 73, number 122.

Price: $14,500

SKU 621-172

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