Writing Table

Collection Type

  • Furniture

GUSN

GUSN-221935

Description

Fixed top with two drop leafs secured by strap hinges; frame supports two drawers; upper drawer fitted with black velvet writing surface and smaller side compartments; all four legs are turned with ring-turned embellishments on tapered feet; upper drawer pulls (and lower right drawer pull) appear to be original; raised, rectangular tablets flank drawers.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing tables
mahogany (wood)
veneer
poplar (wood)
Empire (style)
Table, Writing

Inscription

"Grace Norton/ Shady Hill/ July 16th 1840" (Graphite)
"Grace 1/p 2/5"

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

29 x 17 3/8 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Susan Norton

Accession Number

1990.134

Places

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