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Child's rolltop desk

Child's rolltop desk
Title
Child's rolltop desk
Date 
1890-1920
Medium 
Ash; pine, poplar
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 3/4 x 23 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. ( 83.2 x 59.1 x 33.7 cm )
Description 
Child's ash fall-front desk; curved front with hinged lower section that forms writing surface and upper section that swivels back to be concealed in space surrounding four interior compartments, both sections with tambour-like wooden strips applied to simulate the appearance of a rolltop; with one top drawer, a lower book shelf joining the two shaped boards that form the sides of the desk, and panelled back.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Samuel White Patterson
Object Number 
1943.290
Marks 
handwritten in ink: on front edges of interior compartments (in what appear to be Greek or Slavic letters): "Ets Tor Meusiova KNéor Béov. / TysoL Eauròv"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group