Drop-Front Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1730-1760

GUSN

GUSN-2992

Description

Red-painted maple Queen Anne/Chippendale drop-front desk; slant drop-front hinged above with four graduated drawers on molded base; four cabriole legs and square feet; inside is fitted with a row of 10 pigeon holes with scalloped tops and 5 drawers; original red finish to the outside found below a layer of later red paint; original brass bail handles on bat-wing plates; pine backboard.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fall-front desks
desks
brass (alloy)
maple (wood)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Chippendale
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
Maple
Pine
Brass
Painted
Chippendale
Queen Anne
DESK, DROP-FRONT

Inscription

On a jelly label inside the left of the inside top drawer: ""This desk came from New/Hampshire, and has its first/coat of red paint, Later handles/had been put on, but most of/the original ones were found/on a drawer and replaced.""

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

41 x 34 x 18.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1472

Places

New Hampshire (United States)