Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Featured Artifact: Chippendale Style Tiger Maple Slantfront Desk


The front of the desk has a rectangular top over a lunged fall front opening. The interior has four short document drawers with fan carving accents. The center document door leads to a secret compartment. The compartment has over six figured cubbyholes. Under the cubby holes are four short convex drawers set back and above two short drawers to support the lid.

Under the lid, there are four graduated overlapping drawers with brass lulls on ogee bracket feet. The desk has a Branchburg, NJ provenance.

MORR 686

History of the Writing Desk:

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