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Culture:American
Title:desk
Date Made:1700-1720
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: maple, pine; paint, base metal: brass
Place Made:United States; eastern Massachusetts (probably)
Measurements:overall: 42 1/2 x 37 x 18 1/2 in.; 107.95 x 93.98 x 46.99 cm
Accession Number:  HD 56.346.1
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Description:
William and Mary slant-front desk with the original red/brown paint. The slant-front desk was introduced to the American colonies at the beginning of the eighteenth century, developing from a combination of desk-box, desk-on-frame and the chest of drawers.

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