Queen Anne Carved Mahogany Desk on Frame, probably Newport, Rhode Island, c. 1740-60, the hinged lid opens to a valanced and compartmented stepped interior with central shell-carved drawer and blocked drawer, with flanking split-baluster document drawers and two drawers, and three drawers below, replaced brasses, old refinish, (minor imperfections), ht. 42 3/4, base wd. 29 1/4, dp. 20 1/2 in.
lid with shrinkage, left side molding with breaks to edge, visible shadows of previous brass and plugged holes.