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Kneehole Desk

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Kneehole Desk

Date: c.1900
Medium: mahogany
Dimensions:
32 x 54 x 30 inches (81.3 x 137.2 x 76.2 cm)
Classification: Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1978
Object number: 68.900.1.A
Accession Number: 1978.7.1.A
Hugh Lenox Scott Appraisal: 26
DescriptionRectangular surface; carved Greek key motif at rim; nine drawers in total with carved floral designs; hand carved bird shaped drawer pulls carved back from drawer fronts; lap and butt joints; doweled to opposing member; three drawers across apron; three drawers on each side of kneehole; sides heavily carved from solid wood in matching pattern; four carved feet under each section; no casters.
Provenance: W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936] [1][2]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted December 18, 1978 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House | 1. Visible in the historic photographs of the W.H. Stark House | 2. See 1921 American Appraisal Company Appraisal of Furnishings of the residence of W.H. Stark Orange, Texas. Page 36 entry 8.
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