Slant-Front Desk on Base

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1720-1740

GUSN

GUSN-2877

Description

Black-painted pine Queen Anne slant-front desk, comprised of 2 parts- a slant-front desk box with flat top, double arch molding, pull-out supports; the inside is fitted with 5 compartments- 2 drawers and sliding secret compartment and base with channeled molding on molded base and bracket feet; the drawers are fitted with bat-wing brass handles; butterfly hinges with lid.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks-on-frames
desks
brass (alloy)
dovetail joints
staining
ebony (color)
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Pine
Brass
Ebonized
Dovetail
Queen Anne
DESK, SLANT-FRONT

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

40 x 26 x 14 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1338

Places

New Hampshire (United States)