Child's rolltop desk
Ash; pine, poplar
Overall: 32 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. ( 83.2 x 59.1 x 33.7 cm )
handwritten in ink: on front edges of interior compartments (in what appear to be Greek or Slavic letters): "Ets Tor Meusiova KNéor Béov. / TysoL Eauròv"
Child's ash fall-front desk; curved front with hinged lower section that forms writing surface and upper section that swivels back to be concealed in space surrounding four interior compartments, both sections with tambour-like wooden strips applied to simulate the appearance of a rolltop; with one top drawer, a lower book shelf joining the two shaped boards that form the sides of the desk, and panelled back.
Gift of Dr. Samuel White Patterson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.