Date1755 – 1780
White pine, red cedar and chestnut four-drawer desk with slender ogee bracket feet; interior has block-front drawers with shell-carving; desk has sliding wooden locks in top drawer and sliding well on interior surface; plain brasses and lock escutcheons are original. Attributed To Goddard, Newport, RI. Belonged to William Ellery of Newport, his granddaughter, Miss Henrietta Ellery, and her niece, Mrs. Hammett (wife of donor).
Credit LineGift of Estate of William Hammett
Related People & OrganizationsEllery, Henrietta (associated)
Ellery, William, 1727-1820 (associated)
Goddard, Thomas (associated)
Hammett, William H., Mrs. (associated)