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American Cherry and Tiger Maple Slant Front Desk, Shenandoah Valley, ca. 1815

American Cherry and Tiger Maple Slant Front Desk, Shenandoah Valley, ca. 1815

Item Description:

The tulip marquetry decorated prospect door with mahogany banded border flanked by tiger maple document drawers, with dovetail joined top and case sides, poplar and pine secondary woods


Excellent with the well preserved good color; patina and locks intact. Age cracks in the lid and right case side. The molding strip and knob missing from the right side pull-out supporting the writing flap. There has been some historic repair to the right front foot at right side.

About The Artist:

It is believed that the first fall or drop front desks were developed in Spain during the 16th century, and they were produced widely in France thereafter. These had flat panels in the front that folded up vertically and most were held level by a pair of chains when open. American versions of this type of desk most often had slanted tops, as in the case of this desk. What both types (both fall front and slant front) have in common is that the panels hinge at the bottom and a storage area behind them holds a series of shelves, cubbies and drawers used for storage and organization. These proved to be much easier to use than top-hinged desks.


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