Rolltop Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1893-1920

GUSN

GUSN-67172

Description

Rolltop desk [A] with two banks of drawers [B and C]. Broad rounded slats along roll top, horizontal oak handles. Finished desk interior has multiple vertical and horizontal pigeon holes and two drawers with floral brass knobs. Two banks of drawers support the top. Three narrow drawers over one deep one on each side with carved applied wooden knobs. Sliding writing surface on top of each set of drawers. Mechanical locking mechanism closes when roll top is closed. Drawers are constructed with pine bottoms and maple sides with stained interiors. Back board is missing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

desks
oak (wood)
pine (wood)
maple (wood)
Desk, Rolltop

Inscription

"MADE BY GUNN FOLDING BED CO/ GRAND RAPIDS MICH. U.S.A." (stamped)
"A.F. Co. / 17 110" (Black paint)

Additional Identification Number

T107A
T107B

Maker

Gunn Furniture Co. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Grand Rapids, MI

Object Type

Furniture

Credit Line

Museum Accession

Accession Number

1978.122A-C

Places

Grand Rapids (Kent county, Michigan)