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Desk on Frame

Description

Queen Anne desk on frame sits on four cabriole legs with pad feet. Rectangular case with scalloped skirt enclosing two rests and three graduating drawers with canal molding have replaced brasses, central escutcheon with two corresponding bails at sides. Above, slant top opens forward revealing interior of five drawers surmounted by six pigeonholes with a central shell-carved door.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1740-1770
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
carving (processes)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
shell (animal material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Children's furnishing
Desk, Drop-front
desks
desks-on-frames
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Shell
shell (animal material)
Dimensions
36.875 x 27.875 x 13.875 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.216
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
4354

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