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DESK, SLANT-TOP

Category
FURNITURE
Object Name
DESK, SLANT-TOP
Maker/Artist
Burke, Timothy
MESDA Craftsman ID Number
50757
Place Made
Edenton, North Carolina
Date
circa 1805-1815
Materials
unrecorded __primary –secondary
Dimensions
[Overall Ht] __[Overall Wdth] __[Overall Depth] __[Overall Len] __[Overall Diam] __[Other]dimensions not recorded
Description
slant-front desk; fall-board with string inlay rests on lopers, four graduated drawers with box string inlay and rosette and bail pulls, fluted quarter columns at corners, bed molding, ogee bracket feet with returns, interior of desk with two adjacent drawers over four adjacent drawers over pigeonholes with shaped valances

Maker: Timothy Burke was a free black cabinetmaker in Edenton, North Carolina. See Craftsman Database for information on apprenticeships.

Object Location
private collection
Photo Number
NN-838
File Location
NCE-31-2/NCE-8-83
Sign/Marks
bottom of one of the drawers __”…Burke…”
Examined
Not Examined by MESDA