Overall: 29 x 72 1/4 x 27 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 183.5 x 69.8 cm )
Mahogany Federal pedestal desk used in Federal Hall; solid mahogany top screwed into rails and medial braces from below, with applied molding to edge of top; two banks of drawers flanking central drawer, each bank consists of three graduated drawers supported on four tapered columnar legs with stop-fluting and brass castors, four carved bosses on stiles above legs; false drawer fronts on opposite side; each drawer has what appear to be original brass bail handles and lock with brass keyhole; illegible chalk inscriptions on underside of top; brass bail handle and post missing.
Gift of the Corporation of the City of New York
This desk was part of the furnishings of Federal Hall, the home of the First U.S. Congress. While similar, the desk is not an exact copy of 1837.1. The furniture has sometimes been attributed to Pierre L'Enfant, the architect of Federal Hall, but this has not been substantiated.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.