Desk on Frame

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1740-1770

GUSN

GUSN-4354

Description

Queen Anne desk on frame sits on four cabriole legs with pad feet. Rectangular case with scalloped skirt enclosing two rests and three graduating drawers with canal molding have replaced brasses, central escutcheon with two corresponding bails at sides. Above, slant top opens forward revealing interior of five drawers surmounted by six pigeonholes with a central shell-carved door.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks-on-frames
desks
carving (processes)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
shell (animal material)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Queen Anne
shell (animal material)
Children's furnishing
Pine
Maple
Carved
Queen Anne
Shell
Desk, Drop-front

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

36.875 x 27.875 x 13.875 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.216