Desk on Frame

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-2594

Description

In two parts: the upper portion is a slant-top desk (the lid is missing) with a shallow shelf, the other portion is three tiers of drawers with the first tier having three short drawers, the second with two drawers and the third with one long thumb-molded drawer on frame with boot jack feet and three short drawers over one long drawer and deep well with a shelf below. There are original turned wooden pulls on the drawers, old brown paint on the exterior which orignally was painted red and still remains red at the frame well, shelf and at the ends.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks-on-frames
desks
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Painted
DESK, SLANT-FRONT

Inscription

Located on drawer bottom: 1810 (this is according to N.F. Little, though not found by registrar)

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

51 x 27 x 12.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.811