- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada, Province / Territory - Ontario, Municipality - Aurora, Township / District - York, County of
- Category Furnishings
- Sub-category Furniture
- Department History
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1830/01/01
- Latest 1840/12/31
- Inscription (back of tiny drawers in secret department/au dos des petits tiroirs dans la cachette) John Doan Estate/C. Doan/Given ? ? Order/Given to Elma F. Williams by her husband D. G. W. Williams, July 38 (1938). Bought from IDA MACLEOD.
- Materials Bird's eye maple, White pine, Brass, Glass
- Measurements Height 172.0 cm, Width 102.0 cm, Depth 56.0 cm
- Caption John Doan Secretary, 2007.22.235.1
John Doan was a cabinetmaker and master builder. He was part of a group from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who settled in 1807 in the northern York Region, where they had been promised religious freedom and land. This desk, which was passed down in his family, includes design elements from Pennsylvania Chippendale furnishings of the mid- to late 1700s, such as the bracket feet, quarter columns and lapped drawers. Doan's sense of design and balance is evidenced by the beautiful interior, with its arcaded compartments, reeded columns and central door that conceals additional secret drawers.
- Caption Collection
- Additional Information John and Heather Harbinson Collection