This desk has the remarkable feature of stop-fluting at the ends flanking the drawers, which is rarely seen. That chest is a three-drawer blockfront with Newport style shells (see scan below). Also, while not identical, the same carved treatment on the bracket feet similarly appears, see detail. There are a number of structural points of interest, i.The feet are carved out of phenomenally thick stock, and all of the construction is neatly intact. This desk was obviously not meant to be opened and, typical of many Connecticut desks, has a relatively simple, functional row of pigeonholes; however, this high style country desk was obviously produced by a highly competent shop and makes a strong Connecticut statement of origin and style. All offerings are in fine condition with no major repairs or replacements unless otherwise indicated in description. Item must be insured in full. The item "SWC-Chippendale Cherry Slant-lid Desk, CT, c. 1780" is in sale since Tuesday, April 13, 2010. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries". The seller is "stanleyweiss" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.