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Desk on Frame

1991.811 (RS20893)

Description

In two parts: the upper portion is a slant-top desk (the lid is missing) with a shallow shelf, the other portion is three tiers of drawers with the first tier having three short drawers, the second with two drawers and the third with one long thumb-molded drawer on frame with boot jack feet and three short drawers over one long drawer and deep well with a shelf below. There are original turned wooden pulls on the drawers, old brown paint on the exterior which orignally was painted red and still remains red at the frame well, shelf and at the ends.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1820
Inscriptions
Located on drawer bottom: 1810 (this is according to N.F. Little, though not found by registrar)
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
DESK, SLANT-FRONT
desks
desks-on-frames
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
51 x 27 x 12.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.811
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2594

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