Desk on Frame

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1750-1790

GUSN

GUSN-2680

Description

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.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks-on-frames
desks
graining
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Maple
Painted
DESK

Inscription

Glued to the underside slant top is a ""newspaper poem"" and various drawers are labeled.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

50 x 41 x 25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.905