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Desk

Date:
1700–1730
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Made in Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Black walnut, ash, white pine, poplar
Dimensions:
40 x 33 3/4 x 19 in. (101.6 x 85.7 x 48.3 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, 1909
Accession Number:
10.125.75
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 713
Desks such as this one, combining the chest-of drawers and desk-box forms in one unit, became fashionable in Boston in the early eighteenth century. The slant-front lid is enlivened by richly figured burl veneers. It is hinged at the bottom and opens to provide a flat writing surface.
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