User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Child's desk on frame

Start collecting

This small desk for a child stands on a frame decorated around the apron with ogee and other arch forms made of groups of cyma curves. The frame stands on four straight legs with pad feet painted black, as are the moldings at the top of the frame. The three-drawer desk has a slant lid, and is...

Show Full Description

Inscription

In graphite on the bottom of three small interior drawers: 1, 2, 3

Provenance

Early history unknown; 1945, gift of Mr and Mrs. Harold Pitman; 1951, received at the Museum,March 21, 1951 (Accession Date November 8, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Pitman

1725-1750

Object Place

Rhode Island or eastern Connecticut, New England

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 56

Dimensions

Overall: 87.6 x 61 x 33.5 cm (34 1/2 x 24 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

45.808

Medium or Technique

Maple, chestnut, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes