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Writing Desk

Description

Desk and bookcase. Mahogany primary wood and veneers. White pine secondary wood. Bookcase has flat top with narrow overhang, two tiers of drawers, and narrow, hinged doors. Desk has two drawers, arched skirt, and rests on tapered legs. Replaced brasses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1795-1815
Associated Building
Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.).
Material
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Desk
desks
Federal
Inlaid
inlay (process)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
writing desks
People and organizations
Hale, S. P.
Dimensions
52 1/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1942.2657
Credit Line
Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann
GUSN
60835

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