Desk and bookcase
- Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Mahogany, yellow pine, red cedar, white oak, tulip poplar
- 96 5/8 x 40 1/2 x 24 3/4 in. (245.4 x 102.9 x 62.9 cm)
- Credit Line:
- John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
- Accession Number:
Among the most impressive forms of American furniture, the desk and bookcase was a symbol of its owner’s mercantile and intellectual achievements. On this example, a carved finial bust of a young woman, likely a literary figure, emerges from the broken-scroll pediment at the top.