1951.0056 Desk and bookcase
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Desk and bookcase

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  • Place of Origin:

    Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

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  • Materials:

    Cherry; Tulip poplar; Brass

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Object Number


Object Name

Desk and bookcase



Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America




Cherry; Tulip poplar; Brass

Dimensions (inches)

103.5 (H) , 44.625 (W) , 23.62 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

262.89 (H) , 113.348 (W) , 60.01 (D)

Measurement Notes

OW is at feet. OD is at knees. D (feet) 23.25 in.; D (cornice) 12.875 in.; D (upper case) 10.75 in.; D (lower case) 21.5 in.; W (lower case) 42 in.; D (lower case with desk open) 37 in.; W (upper case) 39.25 in.; W (knees) 44.5 in.;

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Cooper, Wendy A. & Minardi, Lisa. Paint, Pattern & People: Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania 1725-1850.
Published: figs. 2.68-2.70, pp. 104-105, 250-251. See also fn. 175-180, pp. 214-215.
[Catalogue] Garvan, Beatrice B. & Hummel, Charles F. 1982 The Pennsylvania Germans: a celebration of their arts, 1683-1850. An exhibition organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 94, plate no. 78, pp. 112 and 179
[Book] Hummel, Charles F. 1976 A Winterthur Guide to Chippendale Furniture: Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies.
Published: figs. 87 and 87 a
[Article] Snyder, John J. 05//1974 The Bachman Attributions: A Reconsideration. Antiques. 1056-1064.
Published: fig. 1 and pl. 1, pp. 1056 and 1058.
[Article] Cooper, Wendy A. & Minardi, Lisa. 2011 Paint, Pattern, and People. Antiques. 160-169.
Published: p. 166
[Article] Snyder, John J. 05//1984 New Discoveries in Documented Lancaster County Chippendale Furniture. Antiques. 125 (5)

[Article] Snyder, John J. 05//1975 Carved Chippendale case furniture from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Antiques. 107 (5): 964-975.

[Thesis] Falk, Cynthia Gayle. 2000 Constructing Identity through Belongings and Buildings: Pennsylvania Germans in the New Nation. Ph.D. University of Delaware
Ph.D. diss., University of Delaware
[Book] Falk, Cynthia Gayle. 2008 Architecture and Artifacts of the Pennsylvania Germans: Constructing Identity in Early America.
Published: fig. 92, p. 178.
[Book] Barons, Richard I. 1982 The Folk Tradition: Early Arts and Crafts of the Susquehannah Valley.
Published: p. 128.
[Article] Landrey, Greg J. 05//1983 Straightening Up an Old Secretary; What Winterthur conservators do about 200 years of sag. Fine Woodworking. (May/June 1983): 66-69.
Published: pp. 66-69