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Writing desk

Object Number: 
1936.504ab
Date: 
1865-1880
Medium: 
Mahogany; oak, mahogany, fruitwood; textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 1/2 x 42 x 21 5/8 in. ( 105.4 x 106.7 x 54.9 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany writing desk with incised and gilded decoration; case with green linen-lined writing surface (probably not original) and two side-by-side drawers with brass ring pulls; raised on tapering squared legs joined by side, rear, and medial stretchers, with rear and medial stretchers joined by shaped horizontal panel; with separate unit containing two center drawers flanked by quarter-round side drawers below lift-top with curving profile designed to rest on rear desktop.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, the donor acquired this writing desk from Judge Herman Bolte.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marie A. Vaché
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group