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Block-Front Prospect Bureau Table (Kneehole Desk)

First Floor - Parlor

Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Mahogany, white pine; Boston; 1750-1770; original brasses. 31" h. x 35" w. x 21 ½" d.

Block-Front Prospect Bureau Table (Kneehole Desk)

The façade of the rectangular case of drawers has a recessed central cupboard with tombstone panel door below a shallow drawer with scalloped front and full-width drawer at the top. Top drawer has a recessed center with flanking curved projections. These swellings continued down stacks of three additional graduated drawers. The case has a conforming top with thumbnail-molded edge and stands on six straight bracket feet with ogee scalloping in the front. Brasses appear original; the bottom 2 ¾” of front feet are replacements, as are the rear feet; new glue blocks inside the feet; otherwise good condition, and a rare object.

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