Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-42413

Description

Fall-front desk. Mahogany, white pine, light and darkwood inlay, brass hardware. Upper case with fall-front panel that opens to reveal two small long drawers over two small short drawers that surmount four cubbyholes on each side of a central star-inlaid prospect door. Lower case features four graduated drawers wtih oxbow facad,e round blocking, a shaped central drop at skirt and heavy claw-ball feet that terminate from ogee brackets with cyma-curved carving.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
desks
mahogany (wood)
inlays (decorations)
black cherry (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
Chippendale
Desk

Inscription

"235"
"EEM"

Additional Identification Number

C112

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, New England

Dimensions

44 1/4 x 46 1/4 x 24 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Julia Crocker

Accession Number

1933.6047

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)