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Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Design for Mechanical Furniture: Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Upper left, front elevation of a desk. Upper section with center having flap opening to a compartmented interior with drawers and pigeon-holes, flanked by two lower sections with short drawers; center with flap opening to another series of compartments, and fitted for writing; below, two long drawers on legs. Upper right, details of construction, sections at two levels, shown from above. Scale at left.

Untitled (man with pink tie at desk)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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
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.

Design for Mechanical Furniture: Secretary Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design for a secretary desk with a fall-front on hinges, and cabinets above and below. Elevation at left with desk open, revealing the inner compartments. At lower left, detail of construction, section through top. At right, side elevation, showing construction details.

Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Cabinet and Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
At top, two commodes, with plan and elevation for each and, for the left one, section as well. Below, a desk fitted with a fall-foot, for writing, and cabinets above. Scale for each piece.

Design for Mechanical Furniture: Secretary Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
A secretary with double fall-front, one above the other, showing alternative treatment of kneehold base; elevation, two sections, and isometric.

Desk

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

Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Bookcase and Shelf Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Left, a bookcase with one-half showing glass door, seen in elevation. Right, isometric projection of a desk with tilting top, shown open, forming shelves. Sliding shelf at one side.

Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Writing desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Small writing desk with curved back continuing in natural curve down the back legs. Liftable writing surface inset with stamped leather. Surface on all sides decorated with Oriental design of petals of mother-of-pearl and entwining lines of brass and silver alloy.

Label on drawer edge: Carlo Zen/Milano

Folding desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The folding top inlaid in contrasting colors of wood with floral and foliage decoration. Carved legs supporting a flat work surface and a backboard, both decorated with inlaid soft-wood marquetry of flowers, the backboard including two small fold-down shelves to support inkwell, pens, etc.

Designs for Mechanical Furniture: Wardrobe, Desk and Dressing Table

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Above, wardrobe; center, desk; lower, combination writing and dressing table; top, two plans, section and elevation; center, section and elevation; two plans, section and elevation. Below, scale.

Design for Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scale: 1"=1'

Design for Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scale: 1"=1'

Design for Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scale: 1"=1'

Design for Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Scale: 1"=1'

Design for Desk

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
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