Desk and bookcase, bombé base

American
about 1760
Attributed to Gibbs Atkins (American, 1739–1806)


Object Place: Probably Boston, New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts no. 21

Dimensions

Overall: 248 x 106.7 x 61 cm (97 5/8 x 42 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

39.181

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, white pine

On View

Amelia Peabody Gallery (Gallery 137)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Scroll pediment with flame finials. Shaped-paneled doors flanked by fluted pilasters with Ionic capitals. Shelves and pigeonholes inside, shell carved. Candles slides. Slant lid over 4 graduated drawers in bombe base. Claw and ball feet, shaped pendant from molded rail.

Provenance

"the M. and M. Karolik Collection of 18th century American Arts."

Credit Line

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