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Slant-Lid Desk

Second Floor - SE Bedroom

Furniture and Hard Furnishings

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1800-1820.
Figured walnut and veneer, tulip poplar, resinous white pine
43" h. x 41" w. x 22" d.

Slant-Lid Desk

Desk interior has an oval-inlaid central prospect door flanked by inlaid
column drawers and two tiers of small drawers above three pigeonholes
at each side. Prospect door encloses two small drawers above a pigeonhole through which three secret drawers may be accessed. Lower case with four graduated and cockbeaded drawers with grain arranged symmetrically, and
string inlay; oval brasses are replacements (and at least the third set of brasses). Case stands on flared “French” feet with a shaped skirt across front and sides; diamond banding borders the base. Chamfered case corners inlaid in a fluted design.
Condition: A strip of walnut along the bottom of the hinged lid is a repair, attached with three fasteners now covered by wood plugs in the bottom edge. Hinges appear to be replacements; lid is warped.

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