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Desk and Bookcase

1970.452 (RS115373)

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase with concave molded cornice above two glass doors with upper corner tracery decoration, and intermediate strap, enclose three adjustable shelves. Interior painted yellow. Two corresponding drawers and simple molding to reveal green leather writing surface and center open storage area flanked on either side by four pigeonholes over single drawer with turned pull. Lower section composed of two doors with modified tracery bracket decoration, inlaid brass escutcheons. One shelf in lower section. Carved serpentine skirt low to ground. Two extant keys to desk and lower section.\n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1845-1855
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
rosewood (wood)
veneering
walnut (wood)
Object type
Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture
Places
Probably New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Desk
desks
Oak
oak (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
Rosewood
rosewood (wood)
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Veneered
veneering
Walnut
walnut (wood)
Dimensions
97 x 47 1/2 x 21 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.452
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64798

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