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Desk on Frame

1991.905 (RS25692)

Description

The desk has a rectangular top with an arched backboard and a hinged slant lid with molded edge that open to well fitted drawers and a shelf on a frame with a single long drawer, straight skirt and four baluster turned legs ending in "egg" shaped feet. It has box stretchers and is all grain-painted in brown over yellow. Brass bail handles and a lockplate.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1750-1790
Inscriptions
Glued to the underside slant top is a ""newspaper poem"" and various drawers are labeled.
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
DESK
desks
desks-on-frames
graining
Maple
maple (wood)
Painted
Pine
pine (wood)
Dimensions
50 x 41 x 25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.905
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2680

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