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Rolltop Desk

1978.122A-C (RS165530)

Description

Rolltop desk [A] with two banks of drawers [B and C]. Broad rounded slats along roll top, horizontal oak handles. Finished desk interior has multiple vertical and horizontal pigeon holes and two drawers with floral brass knobs. Two banks of drawers support the top. Three narrow drawers over one deep one on each side with carved applied wooden knobs. Sliding writing surface on top of each set of drawers. Mechanical locking mechanism closes when roll top is closed. Drawers are constructed with pine bottoms and maple sides with stained interiors. Back board is missing.

Details

Maker
Gunn Furniture Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1893-1920
Inscriptions
"MADE BY GUNN FOLDING BED CO/ GRAND RAPIDS MICH. U.S.A." (stamped)
"A.F. Co. / 17 110" (Black paint)
Location of origin
Grand Rapids, MI
Material
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Grand Rapids (Kent county, Michigan)
Descriptive terms
Desk, Rolltop
desks
maple (wood)
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
Accession Number
1978.122A-C
Credit Line
Museum Accession
GUSN
67172

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