Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840-1855

GUSN

GUSN-221880

Description

Slanted writing surface with black baize surface; hinged to case, lifts to reveal storage area; case features applied scroll and strap carving around the key-hole; all supported by legs carved with a ring-turned top, bulbous gadrooned shaft wth alternating fluting, over an inverted four-petal blossom-form.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
mahogany (wood)
Empire (style)
Desk

Inscription

"This desk and cabinet belonged first to James Russell Lowell and then to Charles Eliot Norton. R.N. 1910" (Ink on paper)

Related Items

Title Cabinet Accession Number 1990.126.2

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

19 7/8 x 28 1/4 x 24 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.126.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)