Skip to main content

Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front

Image attached to M.12-1961

An image of Furniture. Kneehole desk/bureau dressing table. Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front, applied carving on the canted corners, leather inset top and ormolu mounts on the drawers. Kneehole and recessed cabinet framed with arch and fluted pilasters. Three of the drawers are frieze, while the recessed cupboard is flanked by six concave pedestal drawers. Mahogany, leather top, height 82.5 cm, width 142.4 cm, depth 72.5 cm, circa 1750. English.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

About this image

Furniture. Kneehole desk/bureau dressing table. Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front, applied carving on the canted corners, leather inset top and ormolu mounts on the drawers. Kneehole and recessed cabinet framed with arch and fluted pilasters. Three of the drawers are frieze, while the recessed cupboard is flanked by six concave pedestal drawers. Mahogany, leather top, height 82.5 cm, width 142.4 cm, depth 72.5 cm, circa 1750. English.

Image data

  • Accession Number: M.12-1961
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/5.0
  • Focal length: 40
  • Camera: NIKON D70
  • Photographer name: Image Library; Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Image height: 831 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 192.54kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • Fnumber: 5/1
  • Captured: 2012:03:16 14:57:32

Key words

18th Century bureau carved carving columns compartments cupboard desk drawers English Fitz_AA furniture Georgian kneehole desk leather mahogany ormolu pilaster recessed serpentine snake wood wooden

Colours in this image

rgb(140,86,40), rgb(248,157,167), rgb(43,33,28), rgb(214,201,172), rgb(242,137,139), rgb(91,57,32), rgb(185,149,92), rgb(174,151,127), rgb(175,100,94), rgb(91,33,14), rgb(68,92,100)

Citation for print

This page can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/image/media-214384 Accessed: 2023-03-28 19:04:47

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this page on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/image/media-214384 |title=Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-28 19:04:47|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/api/v1/images/media-214384

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/aa/aa40/large_M_12_1961_201203_dc2.jpg"
        alt="Kneehole desk"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front</figcaption>
    </figure>
</div>
    

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...