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Slant-top Desk

Description

Slant-top desk. Pine, mahogany, mahogany veneer, and possibly cherry. One drawer, two support slides. Hinged writing surface with shell-carved skirt with drops. Seven interior drawers: two hidden drawers with pilasters. Rests on cabriole legs with pad feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1790
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
cherry (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Carved
carving (processes)
Cherry
cherry (wood)
Chippendale
DESK, SLANT-TOP
desks
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Maple
maple (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
slant-front desks
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
41 1/4 x 39 1/2 x 34 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.619
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
72427

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