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Desk and bookcase

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Desk and bookcase comes apart in two pieces. Also contains two removable shelves, one key.


"Mr. T. Lockwood Perry" on top of lower case


Signed (with stencil, on the inside of an interior drawer): J. & J.W. Meeks / MAKERS / No.14 Vesey St. / NEW YORK


early history unknown, although possibly owned by Mr. T. Lockwood Perry, whose name appears on the desk; collection of David Marshall, Brooklyn, New York; 2009, sold by Marshall to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

about 1836–55

Object Place

New York, New York


Overall (approximate): 233.7 x 132.1 x 61 cm, 156.49 kg (92 x 52 x 24 in., 345 lb.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, satinwood (interior), pine (secondary wood), and velvet-covered writing surface.




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