Mahogany Sheraton Butler's Desk

Mahogany Sheraton Butler's Desk
c. 1823

ERIC PEARSON
1962
mahogany, leather

H 1 1/2 in. | W 2 1/8 in. | D 1 1/4 in.
H 6.35 cm | W 5.398 cm | D 3.175 cm   


1997.356a
Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

Also referred to as a "lady's companion," this type of desk appears indiscriminate in a bedroom or living area.

The slide shelf on the side reveals a leather-covered reading and writing board. The hidden desk function gives it the moniker of a butler's desk, as these could be found within nightstands, chests of drawers, or dining sideboards.