Butler's secretary/desk - American

Date:
1840-1845

Butler's secretary/desk - American. Top compartment with deep false drawer front with hinged face opening to leather writing surface and fitted console of four narrow drawers, other drawers, four pigeonholes; central cabinet with paneled door and interior secret molding drawer. Below console are three graduated drawers; flanking them are reeded columns with urn-form capitals and ring-turned bases. Mounted on sphere-turned feet. Inset side panels.

Description (physical):

Desk

Location:
1615 Blanding Street,South Carolina,Columbia,29201
Identifier:
1972.125.1
Institution:
Hampton-Preston Mansion

Desk

Date:
C. 1797
Creator:
Shaw, John (1745-1829), [attributed to the shop of]

Brass plaque screwed to the underside of the lift-top indicates desk was presented to the state of Maryland by Philip B. Perlman, Solicitor General of the United States in memory of his friends and son who died in action during World War II.

Description (physical):

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, and dark and lightwood inlay with tulip poplar and yellow pine

Location:
100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-0546
Institution:
Maryland State House