Rectangular-top, writing or dressing table with single, cockbeaded drawer on four, straight, square legs, chamfered on their interior edges; overhanging, single-board top with thumbnail-molded front and side edges is reinforced with two battens, originally nailed, now screwed to frame; rectangular frame with solid rails mortised and tenoned to legs, front rail chamfered along bottom outside edge; solid drawer front features two post-and-bail brass handles flanking a brass escutcheon at center.

Date

1750-1795


Geography


Material/Technique

Mahogany (legs, top, drawer blade, side rails, rear rail, drawer bottom, drawer walls), walnut (battens), white pine (corner blocks, drawer runners), brass


Dimensions

Overall: 27 3/4 in. x 35 5/8 in. x 23 1/8 in. (70.49 cm x 90.49 cm x 58.74 cm)


Credit

Purchased with funds donated by Robert J. and Geraldine W. Dellenback, 2009


Object Number

M-4851


Colors


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