Child's Fall-front Desk, 1750-1800.

Summary

Eighteenth-century children had few forms of furniture made specifically for their needs -- cradles, highchairs and perhaps small chairs. This fall-front desk is a rarity. A well-to-do family probably had this made for their young son. Perhaps this boy -- by mimicking his father who sat at a larger version of this desk -- would carry on the family business.

Eighteenth-century children had few forms of furniture made specifically for their needs -- cradles, highchairs and perhaps small chairs. This fall-front desk is a rarity. A well-to-do family probably had this made for their young son. Perhaps this boy -- by mimicking his father who sat at a larger version of this desk -- would carry on the family business.

Artifact

Fall-front desk

Date Made

1760-1800

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Keywords

Desks 

Furniture 

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

26.23.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Walnut (Wood)
Brass (Alloy)

Color

Brown

Dimensions

Height: 20.563 in

Width: 13 in

Length: 20.875 in

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