Drop-front desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1840-1860

GUSN

GUSN-25300

Description

Rectangular desk top. Pine, mahogany, mahogany veneer, unidentified leather. Single drawer in lower case. Upper case has hinged fold-down writing surface lined with black leather and decorated with two mahogany veneered inset panels on the exterior. Interior has vertical files and central drawer. Rests on legs with ring and baluster turning and small bun feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fall-front desks
desks
leather
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Mahogany
Leather
DESK, DROP-FRONT

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

49 1/3 x 34 1/4 x 1 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.366

Places

Massachusetts (United States)