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Desk

Object Number: 
1963.170
Date: 
1770-1800
Medium: 
Birch, pine
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 x 44 x 22 1/2 in. ( 109.2 x 111.8 x 57.2 cm )
Description: 
Chippendale slant-top desk with reverse serpentine front; hinged slant top opens to rest on two lopers; interior consists of horizontal row of three drawers with carved rosettes separated by two pairs of pigeonholes with serpentine valences, all over horizontal row of three small drawers separated by two long drawers, all over projecting horizontal row of two long drawers flanking a long open file, possibly originally filled with a long drawer; case contains four graduated drawers with reverse-serpentine fronts and brass bail handles and escutcheons; central pendent shell and short cabriole legs with ball-and-claw feet and carved brackets; dovetails visible on top of case; desk refinished.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Grove
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group