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ROLL-TOP DESK WITH CABINET

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Adam Bedroom


About this object

The combination roll top desk and cabinet is made in the Adam style. The cabinet sits on top of the desk. At the top of the cabinet is a broken pediment with rosettes. It has two glass doors and is fitted with two glass shelves. The doors have an urn shaped tracery on the front. It is lined with mirror glass and at the base has two shallow drawers. The desk has a roll top. The interior is fitted with shallow drawers and cubby holes. There are four drawers below which extend the full width of the desk. They are painted with swags and garlands. The two sides are painted with a green laurel wreath. The curved lid has one painted oval medallion in the center. It shows three female figures holding a garland. This is based on a painting by Angelika Kaufman.

Category:
furniture
Object name:
ROLL-TOP DESK WITH CABINET
Made from:
Wood -- glass -- metal
Made in:
England
Date made:
19th c.
Size:
185.4 x 82.6 x 50.8 cm (73 x 32 1/2 x 20 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
33.72
Class:
FURNITURE
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973