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Desk

2005.13.4 (RS165342)

Description

Mahogany writing desks with front-fall lid. Two drawers with round wooden pulls, brass escutcheons and keys. Column stiles with pediments stand over baluster-turned legs. Folding lid opens out, exposes brass hinges, blue felt lining, three storage drawers with brass pulls.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1820
Inscriptions
"YALE LOCK MFG CO./ STAMFORD CONN" (impressed)
"SECURITY"
"R&G Mfg Co/PATENT/ May 4, 69" (impressed)
"40"
"[G]ro[v]e key"
Material
brass (alloy)
felt (textile)
joining
mahogany (wood)
varnishing
wool (textile)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Desk
desks
felt (textile)
joining
mahogany (wood)
varnishing
wool (textile)
Dimensions
36 1/2 x 36 3/8 x 19 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2005.13.4
Credit Line
Estate of Gretchen Stone Cook (Mrs. Cheney E. Cook)
GUSN
181399

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