Mahogany, mahogany veneer; poplar, pine; leather
Overall: 31 3/4 x 42 x 24 in. ( 80.6 x 106.7 x 61 cm )
Mahogany Empire writing table with leather-lined writing surface; one center drawer and two drawers on each side with brass ring pulls attached to lion mask mounts (not original); raised on tapering columnar legs with reeding; front legs with paw feet, and rear legs with ball feet.
Bequest of Townsend Lawrence, 1952
According to the accession records, this desk belonged to Mrs. Effingham Lawrence (nee Watson), great-grandmother of the donor. Mrs. Lawrence died in 1853 at the age of 89.
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