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PIANO DESK

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Large rectangular piano with the works removed so that it could be made into a desk. The area that had housed the keys now opens to reveal four drawers, eight cubby holes and the writing surface. The four carved legs are decorated at top with a leaf cluster from which hang two balls. The legs end in carved scrolls under which are octagonal shaped feet.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
PIANO DESK
Made from:
Walnut?
Made in:
U.S.
Size:
124.5 × 188 × 96.5 cm (49 × 74 × 38 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
33.226
Signature marks:
plaque THIS DESK WAS ORIGINALLY A PIANO / BELONGING TO MY GRANDMOTHER / CAROLINE LATHROP POST inside writing/key area on right side engraved on silver plate tag PROPERTY OF / NEW YORK STATE / OFFICE OF GENERAL SERVICES / M1502 inside cubby hole in writing area blue and silver metal tag
Credit line:
Gift of Harlan Crow, 1999