Slant-Top Desks Photos

Slant-top desks are compact writing surfaces on legs, usually without desk drawers or significant storage. Davenport desks which also have slant-tops but with drawers of a specific design are found on another page.

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French birch & walnut painted secretary desk with Revolutionary symbol at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Richard Hale's writing desk at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Desk & Windsor chair with rockers from Henry David Thoreau's house on Walden Pond at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Writing desk by Catherine Peachey, student of Henry Fry, at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
French birch & walnut painted secretary desk with Revolutionary symbol (1793-95) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Richard Hale's writing desk (18th C) at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Desk (c1838) & Windsor chair with rockers (1810-30) from Henry David Thoreau's house on Walden Pond at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Writing desk (1870s) by Catherine Peachey, student of Henry Fry, at Cincinnati Art Museum. Cincinnati, OH.
Writing desk at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Desk used by Calvin Coolidge when Alderman in Northampton. Northampton, MA.Small desk Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Members desk used by first premier of Saskatchewan at Saskatchewan Legislative Library. Regina, SK.
Writing desk (c1870s) at Park-McCullough Historic Estate. North Bennington, VT.Desk used (1895) by Calvin Coolidge when Alderman in Northampton. Northampton, MA.Small desk (late 19th C) Rotch-Jones-Duff House. New Bedford, MA.Members desk (c1905) used by first premier of Saskatchewan at Saskatchewan Legislative Library. Regina, SK.
Desk & chair used in Old Thurston County Courthouse in when it served as Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Former sheriff's office desk, rolling chair & filing cabinet at Tombstone Courthouse Museum. Tombstone, AZ.Antique clerk's desk plus rotating stool & hatrack in Wells Fargo & Co's Express office at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.Writing desk & punchbowl on drop-leaf table at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Desk & chair used in Old Thurston County Courthouse in when it served as Washington State Capitol (1905-28). Olympia, WA.Former sheriff's office desk, rolling chair & filing cabinet at Tombstone Courthouse Museum. Tombstone, AZ.Antique clerk's desk plus rotating stool & hatrack in Wells Fargo & Co's Express office at Columbia State Historic Park. Columbia, CA.Writing desk & punchbowl on drop-leaf table at Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum. Windsor, CT.
Early American desk with drawer at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Chairs & desk in Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Speaker's chair & clerk's desk in first floor House of Representatives chamber Indiana Territory Capitol. Vincennes, IN.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Early American desk with drawer at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Chairs & desk in Van Gogh's bedroom at Saint-Paul Asylum. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Speaker's chair & clerk's desk in first floor House of Representatives chamber Indiana Territory Capitol. Vincennes, IN.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.
Boarding house working women bedroom with desk & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Inlaid writing desk at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Slant-top desk painted with scenes with armchair at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.Secretary desk & presidential mementos at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
Boarding house working women bedroom with desk & washstand at Boott Cotton Mills Boarding House. Lowell, MA.Inlaid writing desk at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.Slant-top desk painted with scenes with armchair at Beauvoir. Biloxi, MS.Secretary desk & presidential mementos at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.
Slant-top desk in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Cubbyhole desk beside hat rack with mirror in Layton Home at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Desk in first guest room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Desk from Ohio House of Representatives installed when Rutherford B. Hayes was Ohio Governor at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Slant-top desk in Schenck House at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Cubbyhole desk beside hat rack with mirror in Layton Home at Old Bethpage Village. Old Bethpage, NY.Desk in first guest room at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Desk from Ohio House of Representatives installed when Rutherford B. Hayes was Ohio Governor at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Davenport-style desk from Congress in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Writing desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Parlor writing desk at LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX.Desk with books at LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX.
Davenport-style desk from Congress in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Writing desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Parlor writing desk at LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX.Desk with books at LBJ Boyhood Home. Johnson City, TX.
Writing desk at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.


Writing desk at O. Henry Museum. Austin, TX.



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