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Description

Slanted writing surface with black baize surface; hinged to case, lifts to reveal storage area; case features applied scroll and strap carving around the key-hole; all supported by legs carved with a ring-turned top, bulbous gadrooned shaft wth alternating fluting, over an inverted four-petal blossom-form.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1855
Inscriptions
"This desk and cabinet belonged first to James Russell Lowell and then to Charles Eliot Norton. R.N. 1910" (Ink on paper)
Material
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Desk
desks
Empire (style)
mahogany (wood)
Dimensions
19 7/8 x 28 1/4 x 24 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.126.1
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
221880
Related Items
Title Cabinet Accession number 1990.126.2

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