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Drop-front Desk

1971.792 (RS117776)

Description

Two frontal scrolled bracket feet supporting a straight molded apron; beaded case with brass lateral carrying handles, fitted with four graduated drawers; slanted fall-front enclosing a stepped interior with cubby holes and drawers centering a cabinet section; original simple scroll brasses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1790
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Desk, Drop-front
desks
fall-front desks
Hepplewhite
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Dimensions
42 x 41 x 21.375 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.792
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5474

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