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Desk Box

1991.143 (RS21087)

Description

Rectangular form with hinged slant lid opening to well with two drawers (one missing); conforming case with molded base (front only), iron butterfly hinges and lock plate; lid has cleats at underside, painted red.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1720-1730
Inscriptions
Black paint on back: ""B. / Aetatis sua / G. 1721"". (Painted)
Associated Building
Used At Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Written Communication T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Desk, Portable
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
portable desks
Dimensions
12 x 25 x 17 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.143
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2132

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