Slant-top Desk

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1790

GUSN

GUSN-72427

Description

Slant-top desk. Pine, mahogany, mahogany veneer, and possibly cherry. One drawer, two support slides. Hinged writing surface with shell-carved skirt with drops. Seven interior drawers: two hidden drawers with pilasters. Rests on cabriole legs with pad feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

slant-front desks
desks
carving (processes)
cherry (wood)
mahogany (wood)
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
cherry (wood)
Chippendale
maple (wood)
pine (wood)
Maple
Pine
Mahogany
Cherry
Carved
Veneered
Chippendale
DESK, SLANT-TOP

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

41 1/4 x 39 1/2 x 34 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.619

Places

Probably Massachusetts (United States)
Probably