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Slant-top School Desk

1971.787 (RS117773)

Description

Schoolmaster's desk; slant-top desk has bulbous feet with four ring-turned legs; rectangular skirt, enclosing two rectangular drawers on bottom half; round brass knob handle; desk front center has brass escutcheon; slant top opens via two central brass hinges to reveal unsectioned interior; flat back of top also opens into same compartment; top ends are breadboarded; dovetailed sides.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1840
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Desk, School
desks
Mahogany
Possibly mahogany (wood)
Sheraton
slant-front desks
Dimensions
34.625 x 36.5 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.787
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5469

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