Reed Organ with Writing Table and Sewing and Dressing Box

Emilius Nicolai Scherr, American (born Copenhagen), 1794 - 1874

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America


c. 1837

Mahogany, maple, white pine, rosewood veneers; painted and gilded plaster; ivory, ebony, mother-of-pearl; white metal, brass, silvered glass; leather, wool baize, cut silk velvet

38 3/8 x 35 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches (97.5 x 90.5 x 39.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 107, American Art, first floor

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Purchased with the Thomas Skelton Harrison Fund and with the gifts (by exchange) of the Titus C. Geesey Collection, Linda M. Girard Barlow, Sarah McLean Williams in memory of Mrs. William L. McLean, Lydia Thompson Morris, Lewine Russell, the Elizabeth Wandell Smith Collection, and Rhoda and Ira Albom, 2010

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