<em>Writing Cabinet (Escritorio)</em>, 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)

Writing Cabinet (Escritorio)

Medium: Wood, leather, pigments, and iron fittings

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 18th-early 19th century

Dimensions: 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)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 41.1275.167

Image: 41.1275.167_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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