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Drop-front desk

1985.366 (RS118680)

Description

Rectangular desk top. Pine, mahogany, mahogany veneer, unidentified leather. Single drawer in lower case. Upper case has hinged fold-down writing surface lined with black leather and decorated with two mahogany veneered inset panels on the exterior. Interior has vertical files and central drawer. Rests on legs with ring and baluster turning and small bun feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1860
Associated Building
Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
leather
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
DESK, DROP-FRONT
desks
fall-front desks
leather
Leather
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
49 1/3 x 34 1/4 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1985.366
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman
GUSN
25300

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