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Image of 1947.052.001 - Secretary

1947.052.001 - Secretary

Chippendale style walnut secretary with a slant -top that opens out to form a writing surface supported on two extension arms. The piece has a heavy rectangular base with scrolled bracket feet and four long drawers. The writing cabinet has eight small drawers, eight slots, and a centered small door carved with "CB 1771" behind which are two small drawers. The piece has dovetail construction and brass hardware.

Image of 1959.017.002 - Desk, Portable

1959.017.002 - Desk, Portable

Folding lap desk with a double-hinged lid, dark brown finish and green, felt-covered base. The interior has a green felt-covered writing surface and four small compartments at the front. The lid bears a scalloped-edged gold plate at the center. Inside are two sealing wax sticks, a square bottle of ink, and some hand-made paper.

Image of 1987.038 - Desk

1987.038 - Desk

Chippendale style desk-and-bookcase (married piece): The desk section has four graduated drawers (beaded at edges with full dust boards), fluted half columns large ogee bracket feet, and a fall-front writing section with sliding supports. There is a central box of three drawers and three secret drawers flanked by document drawers with pilaster fronts. The bookcase section has glass doors with thirteen pane "Chinese style" fenestration and two central shelves. The top has a scroll pediment carved with floral rosettes and a central flame-on-urn finial above the console bracket.

Image of 1993.064 - Desk, Campaign

1993.064 - Desk, Campaign

Portable Army field desk that originally belonged to Lieutenant Colonel (later Colonel) John J. Ashton, who used it at his field headquarters in Bora Bora during World War II. The rectangular desk has an olive drab-painted exterior with black trim and stencils. "Lt. Col. John Ashton / 14RHQ" is stenciled on the top edge; "John J. Ashton / Lt. Col. 0289203" is stenciled on the short sides; "US" is stenciled on the drop-down front. One of the sides drops down on two hinges and is secured by a brass clasp when closed. The interior has five oak drawers that have brass ring pulls and three interior compartments. The fold-down top also has a blotter on the writing surface. There is a small pa

Image of 2008.017.017 - Desk, School

2008.017.017 - Desk, School

Light brown-stained and varnished wood desk with black-painted cast iron fittings from Goldey College, Wilmington. The desk and seat are mounted on two wooden boards so that both are a single unit. The chair is 22" wide x 30" high with two back slats and cast iron legs. The desk is the traditional flip-top school desk with a central groove at the front for pens/pencils flanked on each side by a cut-out for an ink well.

Image of N1991.049 - Desk, School

N1991.049 - Desk, School

Double desk with two slanted writing surfaces with hinged lids. It has solid slab trestle legs/feet with convex cuts on the inner side. The desk is painted brown with animal carving on back rail and leather-covered hinges on right side.