Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-181399

Description

Mahogany writing desks with front-fall lid. Two drawers with round wooden pulls, brass escutcheons and keys. Column stiles with pediments stand over baluster-turned legs. Folding lid opens out, exposes brass hinges, blue felt lining, three storage drawers with brass pulls.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
mahogany (wood)
joining
varnishing
brass (alloy)
wool (textile)
felt (textile)
Desk

Inscription

"YALE LOCK MFG CO./ STAMFORD CONN" (impressed)
"SECURITY"
"R&G Mfg Co/PATENT/ May 4, 69" (impressed)
"40"
"[G]ro[v]e key"

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

36 1/2 x 36 3/8 x 19 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Gretchen Stone Cook (Mrs. Cheney E. Cook)

Accession Number

2005.13.4