Slant-top Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1790-1810

GUSN

GUSN-72420

Description

Slant-top desk. Mahogany primary wood; white pine secondary wood. Reverse-serpentine front encloses four drawers; top drawer flanked by sliding rests. Four graduated drawers. Beaded case. Hinged top with writing surface. Apron has fan motif central drop. Rests on ball and claw feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
desks
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Chippendale
Desk
Desk, Drop-Front
Desk, Slant-Top
Mahogany
Pine
Chippendale
Desk, Slant-Top

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

44 3/8 x 45 1/3 x 24 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.612

Places

Massachusetts (United States)