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)
Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund
- J. & J. W. Meeks, American, active 1836–1859
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.)
Medium or Technique
Rosewood, satinwood (interior), pine (secondary wood), and velvet-covered writing surface.