User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Carlton House desk

Start collecting

The design of this desk with a stepped superstructure is traditionally associated with Carlton House, the London residence of the Prince Regent, later King George IV. The fashion for furniture in the “Grecian” taste inlaid in the “buhl” manner was a specialty of the Bond Street...

Show Full Description

Provenance

About 2000, Hotspur, Ltd. (dealer), London. About 2000, purchased by Horace Wood Brock, Gloucester, MA; 2012, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English (London), about 1815

Dimensions

H: 35 3/8 in.; W: 42 1/8 in.; D: 23 3/8 in. Checked furniture conservation lab 12/10/12 GH

Accession Number

2012.1170

Medium or Technique

Calamander, gilt metal, leather writing surface

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture