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Philadelphia Writing Desk

Winterthur Collection

This desk is adapted from the original sewing table, made in Philadelphia circa 1805 and displayed in the Blue Room at Winterthur. The kidney-shaped top features elaborate Satinwood with contrasting Mahogany. The desk also features Walnut and Santos Rosewood veneers. The center section comes standard with a leather surface for writing. There is a center drawer which conforms to the aprons that are surrounded by a geometric inlay. The elegant legs, with hand-carved leaf motif at the top, are reeded and turned. Also available without leather, 83-841.

Wood Species: Maple


  • Width: 59.75" (151.765 cm)
  • Depth: 29.5" (74.93 cm)
  • Height: 30.25" (76.835 cm)

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