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Desk

National Museum of American History
This standing desk has a hinged top and a drawer. Both the top compartment and the drawer can be locked. Even 19th century machine shops required record keeping, such as order information, costs, and inventory.

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National Museum of American History

desk

National Museum of American History

desk

National Museum of American History

desk

National Museum of American History

desk

National Museum of American History

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Blue rectilinear form composed of rectangular drawer and shelf unit on left, two-shelf unit on right, supporting two horizontal drawers immediately below desk top; drawer and shelf units with chromed metal supports, square in section; drawers with red conical knobs; desk top covered in blue-painted canvas.

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rectangular writing desk on four tapering legs, square in section; the whole covered with brown-beige mottled shagreen (manta ray skin); six drawers with oblong ivory pulls.

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Rectangular box with inlaid, rounded brass corner edgings, bandings, and foliate ornaments, lock, and handles at either end, fitted flush: hinged lid into which is fitted accordion folder, cardboard covered with beige and white tea-chest paper, cotton with exotic bird pattern. Interior face of lid covered in bright blue woven-patterned silk with edging and central oval of metallic gold braid. Bottom of box has fitted compartments for writing equipment and hinged fall-front writing surface covered with maroon velvet, edged with ebonized wood.

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
With slant front upper desk portion, with flame-grained matched mahogany veneers below a raised gilt-metal gallery with brass knop finials that elevates on racheted supports; the interior with contrasting maple writing surface and burl veneers and drawer fronts, with ormolu borders and document drawer fronts, the sides of the top with eagle and lyre mounts, resting on a cabinet base with matched flame-grained veneered doors with lyre form mounts at the centers of the front and sunburst on centers of the sides, trophy mounts on upper and acorn mounts on lower corners, the interior with shelves, on square bracket feet below a band of branded leaf-tip decoration.

Desk

National Museum of the American Indian

Writing Desk

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sketch of a four-legged desk with round top.

Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

piece, desk

National Museum of American History

desk, school

National Museum of American History

desk, school

National Museum of American History

desk, school

National Museum of American History

desk, school

National Museum of American History
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