Desk Box

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1720-1730

GUSN

GUSN-2132

Description

Rectangular form with hinged slant lid opening to well with two drawers (one missing); conforming case with molded base (front only), iron butterfly hinges and lock plate; lid has cleats at underside, painted red.

Details

Descriptive Terms

portable desks
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
Desk, Portable

Inscription

Black paint on back: ""B. / Aetatis sua / G. 1721"". (Painted)

Associated Building

Used At Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

12 x 25 x 17 3/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.143

Places

Massachusetts (United States)