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1933.6047 (RS160172)

Description

Fall-front desk. Mahogany, white pine, light and darkwood inlay, brass hardware. Upper case with fall-front panel that opens to reveal two small long drawers over two small short drawers that surmount four cubbyholes on each side of a central star-inlaid prospect door. Lower case features four graduated drawers wtih oxbow facad,e round blocking, a shaped central drop at skirt and heavy claw-ball feet that terminate from ogee brackets with cyma-curved carving.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1805
Inscriptions
"235"
"EEM"
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, New England
Material
black cherry (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
inlays (decorations)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
black cherry (wood)
Chippendale
Desk
desks
eastern white pine (wood)
inlays (decorations)
mahogany (wood)
slant-front desks
Dimensions
44 1/4 x 46 1/4 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1933.6047
Credit Line
Bequest of Julia Crocker
GUSN
42413

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