Chippendale Lift Top Desk

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

c. 1780

Mahogany and pine with a early, probably original finish retaining most of the original hardware. The baize cloth was handmade to match the remnants of the original cloth available with the piece.

Ht. 35 1/4", W. 26 3/4", D. 20 3/4"

A rare Philadelphia desk form with a baize cloth covered top.  Similar examples are at Carpenter’s Hall, part of the Independence National Park.