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Writing Table

Date:
1760–85
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany, sweet gum, yellow pine, white cedar
Dimensions:
29 3/4 x 49 3/4 x 25 in. (75.6 x 126.4 x 63.5 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, 1932
Accession Number:
32.125.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: inscribed in chalk inside center drawer backboard: B X
descended in the Wister (later Wistar) family, Philadelphia; James A. Murphy, Philadelphia; David Moskowitz, Philadelphia; Thomas Curran; Charles Woolsey Lyon, Albany, New York; George Coe Graves, Osterville, Massachusetts, until 1932
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