Senate desk

Object Number: 
1938.300
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Wood, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 25 x 21 in. ( 83.8 x 63.5 x 53.3 cm )
Description: 
Senate desk with hinged top with slanting, leather-lined writing surface and pen trough along rear edge; upper case with one drawer and molding along lower edge supported on trestle base with shaped side supports joined by a lower shelf, the side and back edges of which are joined by spindles to upper case; the whole supported on four serpentine, planar legs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this desk was used by his father, John Birdsall, senator from Queens and Suffolk Counties.
Credit Line: 
Gift of J. L. Birdsall
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group