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Description

Hinged slant lid missing its lock, folds down to reveal 8 pigeonholes above six drawers with 3 drawers at center. Drawers all pine, dovetailed and nailed, brass knobs. Case has 4 thumbnail molded drawers with curly maple fronts, replaced brasses, dovetailed drawer dividers. Case sits on straight bracket base with cutout skirt, shallow carved fan drop at center. Refinished with orange-brown stain, evidence of much darker earlier color.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1770-1800
Location of origin
New England
Associated Building
Original To Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port, Mass.).
Material
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Desk
desks
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
People and organizations
Thacher, Mary
Dimensions
41 3/4 x 38 1/4 x 18 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1999.445
Credit Line
Estate of Guido Perera
GUSN
255032

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