Drop-front desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1730-1760

GUSN

GUSN-4270

Description

Rectangular case enclosing four drawers; bottom two full length with central oval brass escutcheon and two oval brass pulls with molded leafy edges. Upper drawers smaller, side by side, with single central oval brass pulls. Surface painted black with raised chinoiserie decoration. Slant top opens revealing eight pigeon holes with four drawers beneath. Inlaid red leather writing surface. Sliding door on interior desk top reveals interior compartment.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fall-front desks
desks
Scotch pine (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
hardwood
japanning
Chinoiserie
Chippendale
Japanned
Chippendale
Chinoiserie
Hardwood
Deal
Desk, Drop-front

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

38.25 x 40.625 x 22.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.203