Writing Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1795-1815

GUSN

GUSN-60835

Description

Desk and bookcase. Mahogany primary wood and veneers. White pine secondary wood. Bookcase has flat top with narrow overhang, two tiers of drawers, and narrow, hinged doors. Desk has two drawers, arched skirt, and rests on tapered legs. Replaced brasses.

Details

Descriptive Terms

writing desks
desks
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
Federal
pine (wood)
Mahogany
Inlaid
Federal
Pine
Desk

Associated Person

Hale, S. P.

Associated Building

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

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

52 1/8 x 37 1/4 x 17 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number

1942.2657

Places

Massachusetts (United States)