by James K. Plant (attributed)
Mahogany, poplar, wool, 1831 ca.
Height: 37.75 inches
Width: 34 inches
Depth: 22.25 inches
|Cat. no. 65.00008.001
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.