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Writing Cabinet (Escritorio)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS
DATES late 18th-early 19th century
DIMENSIONS 21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm) Dims with Lid open and front panel open: 28 1/2 x 21 x 28 in. (72.4 x 53.3 x 71.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1275.167
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Writing Cabinet (Escritorio), late 18th-early 19th century. Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings, 21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.167. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Escritorio of wood covered with leather, painted inside. The exterior is dark and undecorated. The interior shows polychrome decoration as follows: on the lid, man and woman in Spanish dress in landscape; on drop front, floral scrolls. There are five drawers of various sizes which have carved polychrome ornament. Iron lock and mounts.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (74%)
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