On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 713

Desks such as this one, combining the chest-of drawers and desk-box forms in one unit, became fashionable in Boston in the early eighteenth century. The slant-front lid is enlivened by richly figured burl veneers. It is hinged at the bottom and opens to provide a flat writing surface.

Desk, Black walnut, ash, white pine, poplar, American

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