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George Jaffrey's 1749 inventory lists among the "Household Furniture In the Parlour" an "Escrutore," valued at £30-the highest value of any item in the parlor. An escritoir (or desk) often had a fall-front lid and contained compartments for documents and writing implements. This new furniture...

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Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

About 1710–20

Object Place

New England, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 55


Overall: 98.4 x 85.7 x 49.8 cm (38 3/4 x 33 3/4 x 19 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Walnut veneer on pine




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes