This desk was made for the exhibit "Knock on Wood" at the Bellevue Art Museum, which ran from October 2014 through March, 2015. My goal was to create a piece inspired by a type of 18th century desk called a "Lady's Desk". The form is usually small with a front that slopes back and is characterized by refined shapes and details and provision for storing and securing intimate items such as letters, jewelry and keepsakes. My intent was to modernize the form, both in look and construction techniques. I kept the lines fluid and continuous and restricted embellishment to the lattice veneer pattern and the shaped crest and tambour pulls and slats.
28 × 42 × 39 in
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