Writing Cabinet (Escritorio)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings
late 18th-early 19th century
21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm)
Dims with Lid open and front panel open: 28 1/2 x 21 x 28 in. (72.4 x 53.3 x 71.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
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Writing Cabinet (Escritorio), late 18th-early 19th century. Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings, 21 x 21 x 13 in. (53.3 x 53.3 x 33 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.167. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.1275.167_SL3.jpg)
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Escritorio of wood covered with leather, painted inside. The exterior is dark and undecorated. The interior shows polychrome decoration as follows: on the lid, man and woman in Spanish dress in landscape; on drop front, floral scrolls. There are five drawers of various sizes which have carved polychrome ornament. Iron lock and mounts.
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