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Desk

Furniture, Desk

Works of Art (20)

Cylinder desk and bookcase, 1815–20, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (Scottish), New York City, Mahogany, satinwood, tulip poplar, pine (1985.236a,b)
David-Weill desk, ca. 1918–19, Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann (French), Amboyna, ivory, sharkskin, silk (1973.154.1)
Desk (secrétaire), ca. 1804–15, French, Amboyna on pine with gilt-bronze mounts (23.147.1)
Desk and bookcase, 1760–90, Newport, Rhode Island, Mahogany, chestnut, white pine, yellow pine, tulip poplar (15.21.2)
Desk and bookcase, ca. 1779, Workshop of Nathaniel Gould (American), Salem, Massachusetts, Mahogany, white pine (10.125.81a)
Desk-on-frame, 1690–1720, American; New York City or vicinity, Sweet gum, possibly mahogany veneer, yellow poplar (44.47)
Desk, 1700–1730, Boston, Massachusetts, Eastern white pine, poplar, black walnut, ash (10.125.75)
Desk, 1890–92, Designer: Mervyn Macartney (British); W. Hall for Kenton & Co., London, Mahogany veneered with Macassar ebony, silver molding, silver-plated brass knobs (2006.4)
Desk, ca. 1877, Kimbel & Cabus (New York City), Oak, nickel-plated brass and iron hardware (2000.58)
Desk, ca. 1902, Carlo Bugatti (Italian), Walnut, copper, pewter, vellum (1970.181.3)
Mechanical game table, ca. 1780–83, David Roentgen (German), Germany; Neuwied, Partially stained oak, mahogany, maple, and fruitwood, felt, partially tooled and gilded leather, iron and steel fittings, brass (2007.42.1,2)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1776–79, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, cherry, pine, mahogany, veneered with maple, burl woods, holly, hornbeam (all partially stained), tulipwood, mahogany, and other woods; mother-of-pearl; partially gilded and tooled leather; gilt bronze, iron, steel, brass, and partially gold-lacquered brass (41.82)
Rolltop desk, ca. 1780, David Roentgen (German, 1743–1807), Oak, pine, walnut, cherry, tulipwood, and mahogany (later drawers), veneered with maple, hornbeam (both partially stained), tulipwood, burl wood (stained), mahogany, holly, walnut, and other woods; gilt bronze, brass, steel, and iron; marble; partially tooled and gilded leather (58.75.55)
Room from the Powel House, 1765–66; remodeled 1769–71, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18.87.1-.4)
Secrétaire à abattant, ca. 1815–20, with later additions, Austrian, Walnut, parcel-ebonized and mounted with gilt bronze; leather, glass, brass (1991.470)
Secretary, ca. 1776, Attributed to Martin Carlin (French), Paris, Oak; tulipwood, purplewood, holly, and sycamore veneer; porcelain and tôle painted to imitate porcelain; gilt bronze (1976.155.110)
Small desk (bonheur-du-jour), 1768, Martin Carlin (French), Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, stained sycamore and mahogany drawers, gilt-bronze mounts, Sèvres plaques (58.75.48)
Washstand, 1904, Charles Rennie Mackintosh (Scottish), Designer, Oak, ceramic tile, colored and mirror glass, and lead (1994.120)
Writing desk (bureau brisé), ca. 1685, Alexandre-Jean Oppenordt (Dutch, active France), maker; Jean Berain (French), engraver, France (Paris), Oak, pine, and walnut veneered with ebony, rosewood, and marquetry of engraved brass on tortoiseshell; gilt bronze, steel (1986.365.3)
Writing table, 1760–85, American, Mahogany, sweet gum, yellow pine, white cedar (32.125.1)