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Writing Table

Description

Fixed top with two drop leafs secured by strap hinges; frame supports two drawers; upper drawer fitted with black velvet writing surface and smaller side compartments; all four legs are turned with ring-turned embellishments on tapered feet; upper drawer pulls (and lower right drawer pull) appear to be original; raised, rectangular tablets flank drawers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Grace Norton/ Shady Hill/ July 16th 1840" (Graphite)
"Grace 1/p 2/5"
Material
mahogany (wood)
poplar (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Empire (style)
mahogany (wood)
poplar (wood)
Table, Writing
veneer
writing tables
Dimensions
29 x 17 3/8 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1990.134
Credit Line
Bequest of Susan Norton
GUSN
221935

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