Desk

Object Number: 
1952.279
Date: 
1760-1780
Medium: 
Mahogany, poplar, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 x 51 x 27 in. ( 109.2 x 129.5 x 68.6 cm )
Marks: 
pencil inscription: on small interior drawer; "Sold & Refinished May 2/82 by Wm. S. Morton/ cor. of Amity and Main St.,/ Flushing, L.I. pencil inscription: on small interior drawer, "Sold & Refinished/ by Wm. S. Morton No. 94/ Main St. and Amity St.,/
Description: 
Mahognay Chippendale slant-top desk; hinged slant-top opens to rest on two lopers; interior consists of central bank with prospect door flanked by pilaster drawers, flanked by bank of four pigeonholes with ogee-brackets over long drawer over two shorter drawers; case contains four graduated drawers with replacement brasses with gadrooned molding at base of front; ball-and-claw feet.
Gallery Label: 
This desk belonged to Mrs. Effingham Lawrence (1764-1853) of "Willow Bank," in Flushing, Long Island.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Townsend Lawrence
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group