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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.

Inscription

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

Signed

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2009.2526

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes