Drawer Drop-front Desks Photos

Some antique drop-front desks provided the working surface by means of a hinged drawer. Once the drawer was slid into an open position, then the vertical front of the drawer was opened into a horizontal angle so together with the drawer bottom they created a writing surface. One clue to recognition is a circular metal brace on work surface edges.

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Dropfront desk with bookcase in large dining room of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Butler's desk in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Sir Walter Scott's desk by Gillow of Lancaster in the Study at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's desk in the Study at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.
Dropfront desk with bookcase (c1790) in large dining room of John Marshall House. Richmond, VA.Butler's desk (1790-1810) in dining room of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Sir Walter Scott's desk (1810) by Gillow of Lancaster in the Study at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.Sir Walter Scott's desk in the Study at Abbotsford House. Melrose, Scotland.
Secretary desk at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Woodrow Wilson desk in his bedroom at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Drop front desk at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.Sheraton-style secretary at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Secretary desk at Custom House Museum. Sag Harbor, NY.Woodrow Wilson desk in his bedroom at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.Drop front desk at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.Sheraton-style secretary at Hill-Stead Museum. Farmington, CT.
Drop front desk with book case at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Card table with chairs & desk at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Mahogany desk & bookcase & grand harmonicon in Maryland period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chest of drawers with slide out writing desk at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.
Drop front desk with book case at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Card table with chairs & desk at Dr. Hezekiah Chaffee House. Windsor, CT.Mahogany desk & bookcase (c1790) & grand harmonicon in Maryland period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Chest of drawers with slide out writing desk at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.
Desk in Senate chamber of Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Counsel room fireplace with armchairs & drop front desk at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Early-American drop-front desk & bookcase at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Dropfront Sheraton desk & bookcase at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.
Desk in Senate chamber of Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Counsel room fireplace with armchairs & drop front desk at Grouseland. Vincennes, IN.Early-American drop-front desk & bookcase at Gardner Pingree House. Salem, MA.Dropfront Sheraton desk & bookcase at John Cabot House. Beverly, MA.
Drop front desk in Sayles House at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Dropfront desk with cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bookcase with desk in Green Room at The Elms. Newport, RI.Desk with bookshelf in library of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Drop front desk in Sayles House at Milan Historical Museum. Milan, OH.Dropfront desk with cupboard at Johnston Farm. Piqua, OH.Bookcase with desk in Green Room at The Elms. Newport, RI.Desk with bookshelf in library of Hunter House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Parlor with writing desk & chairs at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.


Parlor with writing desk & chairs at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.



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