Slanted Drop-front Desks with Bookcase Photos

Antique drop-front desks came with or without bookcases. Covers which hid the desk work area & dropped down to form the writing surface were either slanted or vertical when closed. This page shows desks with bookcases & with slanted covers.

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Slant-front desk & bookcase from CT or NY at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Georgian-style secretary from England at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Dropfront desk & mirrored bookcase from Boston, MA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Slant-front desk & bookcase (1700-30) from CT or NY at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase (c1715-20) from Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Georgian-style secretary (c1750-70) from England at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Dropfront desk & mirrored bookcase (1750-70) from Boston, MA at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.
Bureau cabinet at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Desk & bookcase from Philadelphia plus side chairs from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Desk & bookcase from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rococo desk & bookcase with double-back & side chairs all from Boston or Salem at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Bureau cabinet (c1750) at Rienzi house museum. Houston, TX.Desk & bookcase (1755-65) from Philadelphia plus side chairs (1770-1) from Philadelphia at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC.Desk & bookcase (c1755-70) from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Rococo desk & bookcase (c1755-90) with double-back & side chairs all from Boston or Salem at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Rococo desk & bookcase from Boston or Salem with other Massachusetts objects at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Display of early American chests & desks showing variety of shapes mostly from Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase & side chairs all from Boston at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Desk & bookcase attrib. to John Goddard of Newport, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Rococo desk & bookcase (c1755-90) from Boston or Salem with other Massachusetts objects at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Display of early American chests & desks showing variety of shapes (c1760-1800) mostly from Massachusetts at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Desk & bookcase (c1760-90) & side chairs (c1765-90) all from Boston at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Desk & bookcase (c1760-85) attrib. to John Goddard of Newport, RI at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.
Desk & bookcase attrib. to Nathaniel Gould of Salem, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Mahogany desk & bookcase made in Newport, RI at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Detail of compartments of mahogany desk & bookcase made in Newport, RI at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Desk & bookcase plus two chests of drawers all from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Desk & bookcase (1760-80) attrib. to Nathaniel Gould of Salem, MA at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Mahogany desk & bookcase (1760-85) made in Newport, RI at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Detail of compartments of mahogany desk & bookcase (1760-85) made in Newport, RI at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Desk & bookcase (c1765-85) plus two chests of drawers (c1760-75) all from Newport, RI at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Mahogany desk & bookcase from Boston or Salem at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Desk & bookcase from Boston beside side chair from New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase with bombé profile by George Bright of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Mahogany desk & bookcase from Boston, MA in Chippendale bedroom at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Mahogany desk & bookcase (c1765-80) from Boston or Salem at Nelson-Atkins Museum. Kansas City, MO.Desk & bookcase (1770-90) from Boston beside side chair (1755-65) from New York at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase with bombé profile (c1770-5) by George Bright of Boston, MA at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Mahogany desk & bookcase (1780-1800) from Boston, MA in Chippendale bedroom at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.
Desk & bookcase from Providence, RI made for John Brown at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase by John Carlile, Jr. of Providence at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Secretary with looping window pattern on library portion from England at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Desk & bookcase by Samuel Knox of North Carolina in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
Desk & bookcase (1785-90) from Providence, RI made for John Brown at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Desk & bookcase (1785) by John Carlile, Jr. of Providence at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Secretary with looping window pattern on library portion (late 18th-early 19th C) from England at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.Desk & bookcase (1799) by Samuel Knox of North Carolina in Ohio period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.
South German Baroque desk in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Ornately carved secretary in Dutch Renaissance style at Hower House. Akron, OH.Desk-on-Stand possibly by Patrick Stevens of Hartford, CT at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Drop front desk in Balcony House. Nassau, The Bahamas.
South German Baroque desk (early 18th C) in Morning Room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Ornately carved secretary in Dutch Renaissance style (c1864) at Hower House. Akron, OH.Desk-on-Stand (c1890) possibly by Patrick Stevens of Hartford, CT at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Drop front desk in Balcony House. Nassau, The Bahamas.
Desk & bookcase at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Drop front desk at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Drop front desk with bookcase at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Drop front desk with book case which belonged to Oliver Phelps at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Desk & bookcase at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Drop front desk at Butler-McCook House Museum. Hartford, CT.Drop front desk with bookcase at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.Drop front desk with book case which belonged to Oliver Phelps at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.
Swans neck pediment over drop front desk at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Drop front desk with bookcase at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Drop front desk with library case beside Windsor chair at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Revolutionary era furnishings at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.
Swans neck pediment over drop front desk at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Drop front desk with bookcase at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Drop front desk with library case beside Windsor chair at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Revolutionary era furnishings at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.
Early American drop front desk & bookcase at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Secretary with bookshelves in parlor at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.Drop-front desk & bookshelf with ladderback armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Early American drop front desk & bookcase at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Secretary with bookshelves in parlor at Florence Griswold Museum. Old Lyme, CT.Drop-front desk & bookshelf with ladderback armchair at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Grenville Dodge's office at Dodge House. Council Bluffs, IA.
Antique drop front desk with bookcase at Emo Court. Ireland.Fold-down desk with bookcase at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Drop front desk at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Drop front desk in Eudora Welty House. Jackson, MS.
Antique drop front desk with bookcase at Emo Court. Ireland.Fold-down desk with bookcase at Vaile Mansion. Independence, MO.Drop front desk at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Drop front desk in Eudora Welty House. Jackson, MS.
Parlor extension with desk, piano & painting of Fillmore at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Drop front desk in unrestored apartment at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Drop front desk in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Drop front desk in bedroom in Layton Home at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.
Parlor extension with desk, piano & painting of Fillmore at Millard Fillmore House. East Aurora, NY.Drop front desk in unrestored apartment at Tenement Museum. New York, NY.Drop front desk in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Drop front desk in bedroom in Layton Home at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.
White house desk used from time of U.S. Grant to Teddy Roosevelt now at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Dropfront desk in James A. Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Drop front desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Colonial Revival slant-front desk & bookcase in South Parlor/Sitting Room at Kingscote. Newport, RI.
White house desk used from time of U.S. Grant to Teddy Roosevelt now at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Dropfront desk in James A. Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Drop front desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Colonial Revival slant-front desk & bookcase in South Parlor/Sitting Room at Kingscote. Newport, RI.
Writing desk in bedroom with branches wallpaper at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Dropfront desk with carved stylized shell used by Newport, RI cabinetmakers in Newport room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Elaborate desk at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Parlor desk & bookcase in LBJ birthplace house at Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. Stonewall, TX.
Writing desk in bedroom with branches wallpaper at Chepstow. Newport, RI.Dropfront desk with carved stylized shell used by Newport, RI cabinetmakers in Newport room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Elaborate desk at Nichols-Rice-Cherry House at Sam Houston Park. Houston, TX.Parlor desk & bookcase in LBJ birthplace house at Lyndon B. Johnson NHP. Stonewall, TX.
Inlaid desk with china cabinet beside dining room fireplace at Broughton House. Kirkcudbright, Scotland.Secretary desk & wall tapestry in West Wainscot Bedchamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Dropfront desk in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Rocking chair & slant-front desk in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Inlaid desk with china cabinet beside dining room fireplace at Broughton House. Kirkcudbright, Scotland.Secretary desk & wall tapestry in West Wainscot Bedchamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Dropfront desk in study at Ash Lawn-Highland. Charlotttesville, VA.Rocking chair & slant-front desk in birthplace house at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.
Sitting room desk & bookcase in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.


Sitting room desk & bookcase in Coolidge Homestead at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.



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