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Desk, Cylinder-fall

Title Desk, Cylinder-fall
Artist/Maker James K. Plant (attributed)
Date 1831 ca.
Medium Mahogany, poplar, wool
Dimensions h. 37.75 x w. 34 x d. 22.25 in. (h. 95.9 x w. 86.4x d. 56.5 cm)
Credit Line U.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number 65.00008.001

  • Object Description
  • This mahogany cylinder-fall desk was likely made by James K. Plant, a cabinetmaker from Washington D.C. In 1831 Plant was paid for supplying the U.S. Supreme Court with, among other items, a total of nine "cylinder fall desks" at $40 each. Manufactured for use by Supreme Court personnel, desk occupants included the attorney general, court marshals, clerks, and court reporters.