Additional Information: Schoolmaster or merchants’ desk of frame. The slant lid with
applied molding and side battens is attached to the short shelf with galley with original
butterfly hinges. The lid opens to reveal an interior with three cubbies and storage
compartment. The writing case sits within a molded frame featuring a shaped front rail.
The square legs with inside chamfer are pure Chippendale and are joined by a box
stretcher. The [vinegar & Sponged technique] blue painted surface has oxidized to a
lovely bluish-green; inside of legs were never varnished and remain a light blue.
19th Century Vermont Paint Decorated Standup Desk, Original Condition
Maple, basswood, and white pine - SOLD
The slant top opens to reveal several rows of compartments, some retaining labels such
as “deeds”. Recessed paneled sides, three dovetail joined graduated drawers; corner
posts continuing to turned legs. The vinegar daubed decoration is against a bright
yellow over varnished ground darkened with age. Left front leg is damaged behind ring-
turning…make-do repair utilizing a steel bracket from behind and a turned stretcher
joining rear leg. The repair is very strong and stable. We have talent available to
properly restore although it displays well as is. Please know that what looks like brown
imperfection to bottom drawer, at left, is an old paper label which will easily steam-off.
(Height: 47.5"; writing height: 41"; width: 35.75"; depth: 22")
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