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Slant-top Desk

Description

Four straight, tapered, rectangular legs support rectangular case with hinged, slant top and plain back splashboard or gallery. Top opens to reveal compartmented interior of four rectangular cubbyholes. Entire piece is grain painted in yellow and tans to imitate figured maple.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1860
Associated Building
Original to Casey Farm (Saunderstown, R.I.).
Material
graining
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Desk, Slant-top
desks
graining
Painted
Pine
pine (wood)
slant-front desks
Dimensions
33 x 25.75 x 18.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1955.317
Credit Line
Bequest of Edward P. Casey
GUSN
25865

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