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Slant-Front Desk on Base

1991.1338 (RS21277)

Description

Black-painted pine Queen Anne slant-front desk, comprised of 2 parts- a slant-front desk box with flat top, double arch molding, pull-out supports; the inside is fitted with 5 compartments- 2 drawers and sliding secret compartment and base with channeled molding on molded base and bracket feet; the drawers are fitted with bat-wing brass handles; butterfly hinges with lid.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1720-1740
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
ebony (color)
pine (wood)
staining
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
DESK, SLANT-FRONT
desks
desks-on-frames
Dovetail
dovetail joints
Ebonized
ebony (color)
Pine
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
staining
Dimensions
40 x 26 x 14 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1338
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2877

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