Territorial Writing Desk


Territorial Writing Desk
37.8 cm.
Circa 1870-1880

From the Peñasco area, this simple portable desk opens and has a quill holder inside. There are a decorative cameo-like designs on both sides. The desk, constructed with milled lumber, used detailed molding for trim and to create the decorative appliqué piece on the front; these elements combined with the red paint are all hallmarks fo the American Territorial Period furniture style.

Published: A Land So Remote, Frank & Miller, Volume 3, p. 205, plate 298

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