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Queen Anne Slant-Top Desk

Period 18th Century
W. 41.5 in; H. 45.25 in; D. 21.5 in;
W. 105.41 cm; H. 114.94 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
Creation Date c. 1760-1775
Description Probably by Ebenezer Hubbell, Stratford, Connecticut
c. 1760-1775
Cherry, white pine and white oak secondary woods
Condition: (see full condition report)
This rare Queen Anne desk has several distinct features supporting its attribution
to Ebenezer Hubbell, the most notable being the concave carved shell in the
bottom drawer. The lid opens to a fitted amphitheater interior having a pullout
center section with a shell carved prospect door flanked by pilaster-column
document drawers. The interior compartments are fitted with small valance
drawers above pigeon holes and banks of drawers. The lower section of the desk
has four graduated drawers, the lower drawer having an interior applied block
providing greater depth necessary for the carved concave shell, supported by
characteristic bandy legs terminating on carved Spanish feet.
Walton Antiques, Inc., Jewett City, Connecticut, 1988
Christies, New York, June 4, 1988, Lot 165
A similar example is illustrated in Edward S. Cooke, Jr., “The Pre-Industrial Joiner
in Western Connecticut, 1750-1800,” American Furniture, The Chipstone Foundation,
1995, pg. 130.
Styles / Movements Queen Anne
Dealer Reference Number F-CP-STD 018
Incollect Reference Number 240306
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