15 - 16 January 2004
A FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY DESK-AND-BOOKCASE
SIGNED JOHN C. YOUNG, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, 1810-1815
The upper case fitted with three horizontal shelves, the interior of the desk fitted with two short drawers flanked by two long drawers, above seven pigeon-holes.
99½in. high, 39½in. wide, 22in. deep
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