Member's desk from Federal Hall
Mahogany; tulip poplar, white pine
Overall: 31 x 92 x 15 1/2 in. ( 78.7 x 233.7 x 39.4 cm )
Curved mahogany desk section from Federal Hall; unit part of larger circular or oval seating arrangement; slant-toped writing surface with four rectangular pen and ink bottle wells above four drawers with scratch-beaded fronts and brass bail handle and escutchon (probably replaced according to accession records), carved oval paterae on ends of inner rail and above center leg; left end curved, right end with mortices; three tapered cylindrical legs with stop-fluting and bulbous feet on inner side of curve, three straight cylindrical legs with stop fluting on outer side of curve; according to the accession records, this desk is half the size of an original, and the legs have been cut down.
Gift of the Corportation of the City of New York
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