Desk and Bookcase

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1845-1855

GUSN

GUSN-64798

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase with concave molded cornice above two glass doors with upper corner tracery decoration, and intermediate strap, enclose three adjustable shelves. Interior painted yellow. Two corresponding drawers and simple molding to reveal green leather writing surface and center open storage area flanked on either side by four pigeonholes over single drawer with turned pull. Lower section composed of two doors with modified tracery bracket decoration, inlaid brass escutcheons. One shelf in lower section. Carved serpentine skirt low to ground. Two extant keys to desk and lower section.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
rosewood (wood)
veneering
walnut (wood)
pine (wood)
walnut (wood)
Desk
Secretary
Walnut
Rosewood
Veneered
Oak
Pine
Secretary

Associated Building

Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

97 x 47 1/2 x 21 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret Carson Holt

Accession Number

1970.452

Places

Probably New York state (United States)
Probably