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Kneehole Desk

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Kneehole Desk

Date: c.1900
Medium: mahogany
Dimensions:
32 x 54 x 11 inches (81.3 x 137.2 x 27.9 cm)
Classification: Furniture
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1978
Object number: 68.900.1.B
Accession Number: 1978.7.1.B
Hugh Lenox Scott Appraisal: 26
DescriptionRemovable upper section; pierced fretwork crest; solid back carved with dragon and volcano scene; reversed S shaped shelf in center; cupboards on either side with carved floral design on doors; different top design on left and right cupboard; vertical slots in interior; drawer with carved floral designs across bottom; pulls carved to resemble birds in flight.
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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