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Rectangular desk with top covered with recessed leather cover and with carved edge; front with a central drawer above a kneehole recess, flanked by tiers of three drawers, with the top drawer in each tier fitted with a lock and of shorter height, and with the bottom two drawers of equal size and...

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Drawers and drawer blades are numbered in pencil 1 through 6.


Early history unknown, but may have been owned by Philip H. Sears and his descendants; 1967, acquired by the donors when they purchased the Second Harrison Gray Otis House, 85 Mount Vernon Street, Boston; 1993, Gift of Nancy G. Myers and Lawrence Coolidge (Accession Date January 26, 1994)

Credit Line

Gift of Nancy G. Myers and Lawrence Coolidge

about 1870–80

Object Place

Probably Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, chestnut, birch, yellow-poplar, tiger maple, other unidentified woods, leather




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes