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Slant-Top desk

Description

Slant-top desk with serpentine front. Front with four drawers with oval stamped brass escutchions and pulls. Interior with 11 drawers and 8 pigeon holes. (See pencil sketch.) Interior drawers with circular brass pulls. Ogee apron.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1800
Possibly
Inscriptions
"J. Wright [symbol] Co. / Broadway / New York / [illegible]" (handwritten)
Location of origin
United States, New England
Associated Building
Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Desk
Desk, Drop-Front
Desk, Slant-Top
slant-front desks
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
43 3/4 x 41 1/2 (HxW), 22 1/8 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.210
Credit Line
Bequest of Frances Sortwell
GUSN
305572

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