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Wharton Esherick Museum
Malvern, PA
United States

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Drop Leaf Desk

Red oak drop leaf desk. This was Esherick's first furniture piece he made from the ground up. It represents his Organic phase, with its chunky form and rounded edges (much like a tree trunk).

This piece is both sculpture and furniture, which is why there are no knobs on it. Knobs stick out and interrupt the sculptural flow of the desk. Instead there are notches carved into the doors.

The carvings on the front show a winter scene. The bottom portion shows tree trunks, the middle (not visible in picture) shows bare tree branches, and the top shows turkey buzzards.

Did you know?
This is where Esherick stored his hundreds of woodblocks and woodblock prints.
Red oak drop leaf desk.  This was Esherick\
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Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA
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