Desk and bookcase

1765–85


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 63

Dimensions

241.3 x 106.0 x 62.9 cm (95 x 41 3/4 x 24 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.4

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, gilt wood, brass

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Provenance

Descended in the Low family to Mrs. Foster Low, who sold it in 1849 to Micah Cutler of Boston. The receipt reads "Boston Feb. 13, 1849 / Micah Cutler bought of Mary Low one old / English mahogany secretary or bookcase for ten dollars $10 / Received payment Mary Low". It was inherited through the Cutler family by Miss Sprague; 1929, Gift of Miss Alice F. Sprague in memory of her mother Frances E. Cutler Sprague (Accession Date: January 3, 1929)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice F. Sprague in memory of her mother Frances E. Cutler Sprague