Desk, 1840-1880

Summary

This desk was typical of the kind used in American public buildings in the middle of the 19th century. It might have been used by ticket agents in a railroad station like the rural Smiths Creek, Michigan depot, now in Greenfield Village. The desk resides in the clerk's office where staff likely counted out cash and receipts and performed other important tasks.

This desk was typical of the kind used in American public buildings in the middle of the 19th century. It might have been used by ticket agents in a railroad station like the rural Smiths Creek, Michigan depot, now in Greenfield Village. The desk resides in the clerk's office where staff likely counted out cash and receipts and performed other important tasks.

Artifact

Desk

Date Made

1840-1880

Creators

Unknown

Keywords

Desks 

Furniture 

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Smith's Creek Depot

Object ID

00.1625.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Walnut (Wood)
Steel (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 32.5 in

Width: 74.5 in

Length: 37 in

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