Law School Student Desk

Accession #:
Teaching Tools
ca. 1800
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
Associated Place:
Litchfield, CT
56" long x 35" high x 17 3/4" wide
Pine desk, trestle table form with horizontal stretcher. Plain top, 1/4 section flat with two raised lips, to hold quills and ink stands, the other 3/4 slanted. Top holds many craved initials of various law students, some with dates. This desk would have been used with a long bench, and probably held three students. It was used in Judge Gould's law school building on his property on North Street in Litchfield.

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