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The desk has a rectangular top with an arched backboard and a hinged slant lid with molded edge that open to well fitted drawers and a shelf on a frame with a single long drawer, straight skirt and four baluster turned legs ending in "egg" shaped feet. It has box stretchers and is all grain-painted in brown over yellow. Brass bail handles and a lockplate.
Glued to the underside slant top is a ""newspaper poem"" and various drawers are labeled.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
50 x 41 x 25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little