Desk

about 1760


Object Place: New England, probably Boston

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 24

Dimensions

115.89 x 104.14 x 56.2 cm (45 5/8 x 41 x 22 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

39.95

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Red pencil on interior drawer of left of door: "w / good no / [12 line arithmatic equation]
Chalk inscription on back of the 2nd long drawer: "X"
Inscised on the top edge of the bottom drawer:caret upside down V]

Provenance

1937, purchased by Maxim Karolik from dealer Alvin C. Detwiler, Washington, D.C.*; 1939, given to the MFA as part of The M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts. (Accession date: January 19, 1939)

*notes on rear of a photograph in the file refer to "Mrs. Stephen Bonsal, 3142 P. Street, Washington, D.C."- potential owner who sold to Detwiler?

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-Century American Arts