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Desk

Desk
Title
Desk
Date 
1760-1780
Medium 
Walnut, pine, poplar
Dimensions 
Overall: 41 x 46 x 21 3/4 in. ( 104.1 x 116.8 x 55.2 cm )
Description 
Walnut Chippendale slant-top desk; hinged slant top opens to rest on two lopers; interior has central prospect door flanked by bank drawers and pigeonholes with a long drawer over two shorter drawers in line over four pigeonholes with serpentine arches; desk base has four graduated drawers with brass bail handles, locks, and escutcheons; fragmentary bracket feet with later castors; lower drawer front detached.
Credit Line 
Gift of Nora Durand Woodman
Object Number 
1931.48
Gallery Label 
This desk belonged to John Durand (1745-1813), the father of the Hudson River School artist Asher B. Durand (1796-1886). The elder Durand was a watchmaker and silversmith whom the young Durand assisted in the manufacture of buttons, powder horns, and copperplate engravings before setting out on his own.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group