Mahogany; tulip poplar, white pine
Overall: 30 x 46 x 14 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 116.8 x 36.8 cm )
Curved mahogany desk section from Federal Hall; unit part of larger circular or oval seating arrangement; slant-toped writing surface with two rectangular pen and ink bottle wells above two drawers with scratch-beaded fronts and brass bail handle and escutcheon (probably replaced according to accession records), carved oval paterae on ends of inner rail; left side of left drawer opening filled in to accommodate smaller drawer, possibly from another desk; two tapered cylindrical legs with stop-fluting and bulbous feet on inner side of curve, two straight cylindrical legs with stop fluting on outer side of curve; tenons on left side to join desk with other desk segments; according to the accession records, this desk is half the size of an original, and the legs have been cut down.
Gift of the Corportation of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society
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