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School Desk

Description

One-piece school desk unit with stool. Pine. Painted blue, spotted with drips of green paint on sides. Composed of a desk box with hinged slant lid frame for box and stool. Ink inscription on underside of slant lid reads "Henry H./Susan E. Cole Boston Mass/Always Ready/Charlestown Massachusetts/---er Cole/Charlestown/Dec. 12 28th 1819/1819 M(?) C." Stretcher base units.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810-1819
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
caning
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Caned
caning
Desk, School
desks
Pine
pine (wood)
People and organizations
Cole, Henry H.
Cole, Susan E.
Dimensions
37 1/4 x 21 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.4196
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
57703

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