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Slant-front desk

Date:
mid-18th century
Culture:
French
Medium:
Kingwood, mahogany and various other marquetry woods; gilt bronze, leather
Dimensions:
36 × 25 1/2 × 17 in. (91.4 × 64.8 × 43.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Catherine D. Wentworth, 1948
Accession Number:
48.187.729
Not on view
Catherine D. Wentworth (until 1948; to MMA)
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