Carved and gilded. Rectangular stem on four scroll feet, carved with scrolls and free-standing stalks (?). Eagle supports desk with rococo carving and winged cherubs' heads at upper corners. Desk lined with gold and green damask (not original).
F[erdinand]. Gordon Morrill (d. 2000), Magnolia, Massachusetts and Florence, Italy (by 1950), from whom purchased.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund
Italian, About 1725
Overall dimensions: H. 185.4 cm (73 in.); W. 81.3 cm (32 in.); D. 50.8 cm (20 in.) Textile dimensions: H. 13 1/4 in.; W. 17 1/2 in.
Medium or Technique
Wood; silver and gold leaf; varnish