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Mahogany and white pine, with mahogany, birch, and maple veneers
Inscriptions: lower case, on underside of proper left short drawer bottom in script: "R"; on underside of proper right short drawer bottom in script--both in pencil:"L"; on interior of drawer bottom on long drawer in chalk:"FOR BOOKS"
196.8 × 91.2 × 55.9 cm (78 1/2 × 35 7/8 × 22 in.)
Jessie Spalding Landon Fund
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“Annual Report 1957–1958”, The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, 52, 3 (October, 1958), 77 (ill.).
Barbara Wriston, “American Furniture in the Collection”, The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly, v. 57, 1963, 26–33 (ill.).
Myeric R. Rogers, “American Decorative Arts at the Art Institute of Chicago,” Antiques 74, 1 (July 1958), 54 (ill.).
Vernon C. Stoneman, John and Thomas Seymour (Boston, Special Publications, 1959), 132–33 (ill.).
Barbara Wriston, “American Furniture in the Collection,” The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly 57, 1 (Spring 1963), 26–33 (ill.).
The Antiquarian Society of The Art Institute of Chicago: The First One Hundred Years (Art Institute of Chicago, 1977), no. 145.
Judith A. Barter et al., American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Art Institute of Chicago, 1998), 120–22, no. 47.
Art Institute of Chicago, The Antiquarian Society: The First One Hundred Years, Apr. 23–June 19, 1977, cat. 145 (ill.) as Cylinder Fall Desk and Bookcase.
Goodwin and Reed families, Newburyport, MA; with Ginsburg and Levy, Inc., New York, N.Y., by 1957; sold to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1957.
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