Slant-front desk

Title:
Slant-front desk
Date: 
1760-1765
Medium: 
Mahogany
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 1/2 x 39 x 23 1/2 in. ( 105.4 x 99.1 x 59.7 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany Chippendale slant-top desk; hinged slant top opens to rest on two lopers; interior consists of central shell-carved prospect door flanked by two banks of three pigeonholes with arched valences over one drawer, flanked in turn with a larger pigeonhole with a serpentine valence over a drawer with a concave facade; on desk surface is a sliding till lid that opens into top drawer; case contains four graduated drawers with brass bail handles, top drawer has two wooden bolts accessible through till; base molding and ogee-bracket feet.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edmund Astley Prentis
Object Number: 
1956.129
Gallery Label: 
This desk is attributed to Job Townsend based on the similarity of the wooden bolt lock in the top drawer to a bolt in a labeled Job Townsend desk and bookcase.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group