School Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1810-1819

GUSN

GUSN-57703

Description

One-piece school desk unit with stool. Pine. Painted blue, spotted with drips of green paint on sides. Composed of a desk box with hinged slant lid frame for box and stool. Ink inscription on underside of slant lid reads "Henry H./Susan E. Cole Boston Mass/Always Ready/Charlestown Massachusetts/---er Cole/Charlestown/Dec. 12 28th 1819/1819 M(?) C." Stretcher base units.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
caning
pine (wood)
pine (wood)
Pine
Caned
Desk, School

Associated Person

Cole, Henry H.
Cole, Susan E.

Associated Building

Original to Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House (Gloucester, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

37 1/4 x 21 x 30 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Constance McCann Betts, Helena Woolworth Guest and Frasier W. McCann

Accession Number

1942.4196

Places

Massachusetts (United States)