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Object Name: Desk and bookcase
Date: 1820-1830
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Medium: Mahogany, pine
Dimensions: Overall: 87 x 52 1/2 x 23 1/2 in. ( 221 x 133.4 x 59.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Mahogany Empire desk and bookcase; upper portion with removable, flat-topped pediment overhanging front and sides; cornice molding below; two glazed doors with mullions forming a pointed arch with two circles below and two half circles at bottom; long drawer flanked by two short drawers below glass doors; lower section has folded, hinged writing surface above long drawer flanked by smaller drawers; kneehole flanked by tall cupboards raised on acanthus carved legs with lion feet.
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Katherine Rutgers Lane
Object Number: 1927.100
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According to the accession records, this piece was originally owned by Colonel Henry Rutgers (1745-1830).