Writing table

Object Number: 
INV.14976
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Kingwood, satinwood; kingwood, poplar; leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 1/2 x 33 1/2 x 19 in. ( 74.9 x 85.1 x 48.3 cm )
Description: 
Kingwood writing table with satinwood inlay; rectangular top with molded edge and two side panels with elaborate inlay flanking square, leather-lined panel (writing surface) at center that tilts upward on a ratchet support; one front drawer running full width of case with inlaid anthemions and stringing below similarly decorated inset panel, and one side drawer with stringing above similarly decorated inset panel; trestle base with open, curvilinear side supports joined by a medial stretcher near bottom and raised on casters.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, this writing desk was owned by Robert Townsend and used in his home located on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 18th Street in New York City.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Townsend Lawrence, 1952
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group