Fall-Front Desk on Frame, 1745-1785

Summary

Furniture fashions of this era combined utility, comfort and grace with great success. This simple Queen Anne fall-front desk symbolized the gentility of its owner through its elegant proportions. Likely used in a parlor or a bedroom, the desk may have been used by a man or a woman to compose correspondence or book keeping.

Furniture fashions of this era combined utility, comfort and grace with great success. This simple Queen Anne fall-front desk symbolized the gentility of its owner through its elegant proportions. Likely used in a parlor or a bedroom, the desk may have been used by a man or a woman to compose correspondence or book keeping.

Artifact

Fall-front desk

Date Made

1745-1785

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States, Rhode Island 

United States, Connecticut 

Creator Notes

Made in Connecticut-Rhode Island border region (western Rhode Island or Eastern Connecticut)

Fully Furnished
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Fully Furnished

Object ID

30.157.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Maple (Wood)
Chestnut (Wood)
Pine (Wood)
Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 40 in

Width: 17 in

Length: 31.5 in

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