{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 184240, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/184240", "Disp_Access_No" : "Deanery.459", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "Late 19th century", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1867", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1899", "Disp_Title" : "Carlton House Desk", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown Artist", "Sort_Artist" : "Artist, Unknown", "Disp_Dimen" : "42 in. x 54 in. x 32 in. (106.68 cm x 137.16 cm x 81.28 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "42 in.", "Disp_Width" : "54 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Wood", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Wood", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Carlton House desk, made of satinwood (or mahogany) and elaborately inlaid with Italian marquetry of various woods. It is an open front desk with cabinet ends, a curved back awith a brass gallery on top. The legs are square with spade feet. Notes from Condition Report This Desk was originally in the possession of Mary E. Garrett. It passed from Mary E. Garrett to M.Carey Thomas by bequest in 1915. The College came into possession by bequest of M. Carey Thomas in 1935. The desk was had been in a residential setting since it was originally acquired by Ms. Garrett in the late 19th century. Specifically, the desk could have been at the “Deanery” (M. Carey Thomas’ residence) from 1904 when Mary Garrett moved into the house. The desk was certainly there until 1965 when the house was photo-documented before it was razed for new construction (Canaday Library). The desk is featured on page 23 of the Deanery booklet and is described as follows: “The 18th century satinwood Adam secretary was probably brought by her (Mary Garrett) from Baltimore.” The desk was moved with the Alumnae Association to its new residence at Wyndham in 1968. The desk was moved from the Garrett bedroom in the Deanery to the Garrett bedroom in Wyndham and has remained there to date. Presumably, for thirty years, the desk has been subjected to many users in a hotel-like setting rather than the personal desk of one person. Curatorial notes describe the desk as being of the “Adam style,” made of satinwood and elaborately inlaid with “Italian marquetry” of various woods. The desk measures 4’6” in length, 32” in depth, and 42” in height. It is an open front desk with cabinet ends, a curved back with a brass gallery on top. The legs are square with spade feet. ", "Dedication" : "Bequest of M. Carey Thomas, President of Bryn Mawr College, 1894-1922", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Italian", "Creation_Place2" : "Italy", "Department" : "Decorative Arts", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/Deanery.459_BMC_f_2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/Deanery.459_BMC_f_2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/Deanery.459_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/Deanery.459_BMC_f_2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "87907", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }