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 Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

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)