Slant-top School Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1840

GUSN

GUSN-5469

Description

Schoolmaster's desk; slant-top desk has bulbous feet with four ring-turned legs; rectangular skirt, enclosing two rectangular drawers on bottom half; round brass knob handle; desk front center has brass escutcheon; slant top opens via two central brass hinges to reveal unsectioned interior; flat back of top also opens into same compartment; top ends are breadboarded; dovetailed sides.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
desks
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Sheraton
Mahogany
Sheraton
Brass
Desk, School

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

34.625 x 36.5 x 27.25 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.787