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Object Name: Writing desk
Date: 1865-1880
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Medium: Mahogany; oak, mahogany, fruitwood; textile
Dimensions: Overall: 41 1/2 x 42 x 21 5/8 in. ( 105.4 x 106.7 x 54.9 cm )
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Mahogany writing desk with incised and gilded decoration; case with green linen-lined writing surface (probably not original) and two side-by-side drawers with brass ring pulls; raised on tapering squared legs joined by side, rear, and medial stretchers, with rear and medial stretchers joined by shaped horizontal panel; with separate unit containing two center drawers flanked by quarter-round side drawers below lift-top with curving profile designed to rest on rear desktop.
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Marie A. Vaché
Object Number: 1936.504ab
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According to the accession records, the donor acquired this writing desk from Judge Herman Bolte.


"The British in New York Since 1770," New-York Historical Society, October 9, 2001-January 13, 2002.