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Fall-front desk [no illustration]


Object number

RIF4309

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

8 1/4 17 3/4 12 3/8 in. (20.955 45.085 31.433 cm)

Date

1800–1820

Current location

The Rhode Island Historical Society

Geography

Made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); yellow poplar (secondary)

Style

Sheraton, Federal

Provenance

The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, 1977

Construction

Tambour-lidded lap desk with brass handles and a drawer with lock. Interior includes wells and compartments and a hinged writing surface. The drawer and back are dovetailed.