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Slant-top Desk

1975.185 (RS98124)

Description

Maple desk in the Chippendale style. Tiger maple. Four graduated drawers with solid brasses (new and replaced). Two rectangular fall-front supports with flat, round brass pulls. Fall-front opens to reveal central door flanked by split applied columns. Door reveals central door flanked by split applied columns. Door reveals compartment with fitted drawer. Four pigeonholes with shaped cornices flank each side of central door and surmount two tiers of drawers with reverse-curve fronts and brass pulls. Three-board back (horizontal). Shaped bracket and molded straight skirt. Rests on ball and claw front feet and bracket rear feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1790
Material
brass (alloy)
maple (wood)
poplar (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New York state (United States)
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Chippendale
Desk, Slant-top
desks
maple (wood)
poplar (wood)
slant-front desks
Dimensions
42 3/8 x 40 1/2 x 20 1/3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1975.185
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
25860

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