Oxbow slant-top desk
Date: 1765 - 1790 |
Identifier: Historic Hope Plantation
Oxbow or reverse-serpentine slant-top desk (44 1/4" HOA 42" WOA 23" DOA). Mahogany with secondary white pine. Interior has two small drawers over four wider drawers to the right and left and two drawers in the center over six plainly finished pigeonholes. Below are four graduated drawers with original brass bail pulls. Ball and claw feet under molded base. Massachussetts, ca. 1765-1790. The desk was the first object in the Historic Hope Foundation Collection and originally came from a plantation on the James River in Virginia. A discussion of trade and how the desk may have ended up in the South are discussed in the video. more...