Drop-front Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1790

GUSN

GUSN-5474

Description

Two frontal scrolled bracket feet supporting a straight molded apron; beaded case with brass lateral carrying handles, fitted with four graduated drawers; slanted fall-front enclosing a stepped interior with cubby holes and drawers centering a cabinet section; original simple scroll brasses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fall-front desks
desks
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
Hepplewhite
Mahogany
Hepplewhite
Brass
Desk, Drop-front

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

42 x 41 x 21.375 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.792