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Desk

Description

Baltimore Empire cylinder desk made with mahogany and satinwood. Desktop with two gothic-panelled side cabinets, scroll pediment over cylindrical closing. Interior of pigeon holes, small drawers, and writing surface. Bottom cabinet contains corner columns of Saracen's' heads on tapered columns carved with acanthus leaves, and carved feet.

Date

circa 1820s

Contributor(s) Notes

Attributed to Edward Priestly (1778-1837).

Materials

Mahogany, satinwood, ebony, poplar, white pine

Dimensions

56.75 H x 54 W x 22.25 D inches

Resource ID

4986

Notes

Owned by multiple generations of the Ownings family of Baltimore, Maryland.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Stone and Purchase of the Ellen Howard Bayard Memorial Purchase Fund

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.