The thumb molded hinged lid opening to an interior fitted with valanced pigeonholes, small drawers, document sections and a central prospect door carved with a stylized shell, the case with four molded and graduated long drawers, continuing to bracket feet. Has key for prospect door and one for long drawers. Round sticker "PB75" inside drawer behind prospect door. Tally marks on back interior of case. Columns of numbers on exterior of second drawer on left.
American, Newport Rhode Island
mahogany, brass, secondary woods: pine, yellow poplar
Overall: 41 3/8 x 39 x 21 3/4 in. (105.1 x 99.1 x 55.2 cm)
Purchased by Doris Duke from Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, October 30, 1971 Sale 3259, lot 75
For more information about this item, please contact its owning institution.