Slant-Top desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1800

GUSN

GUSN-305572

Description

Slant-top desk with serpentine front. Front with four drawers with oval stamped brass escutchions and pulls. Interior with 11 drawers and 8 pigeon holes. (See pencil sketch.) Interior drawers with circular brass pulls. Ogee apron.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
wood (plant material)
brass (alloy)
DeskDesk, Drop-FrontDesk, Slant-TopDesk, Slant-Top

Inscription

"J. Wright [symbol] Co. / Broadway / New York / [illegible]" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original To Nickels-Sortwell House (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

United States, New England

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

43 3/4 x 41 1/2 (HxW), 22 1/8 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Frances Sortwell

Accession Number

1958.210

Date

1760-1800 (Possibly)

Places

Possibly