Note: The black bars are barriers installed by the Museum to protect the desk from overly curious visitors who are prone to touch the desk.

Ansley Wilcox's slant-front Chippendale desk, probably used by Theodore Roosevelt after he was inaugurated:

  • Slant-front bureau desk with plain, unmolded top
  • Lid falls forward onto 2 pull-out slides
  • Seven pigeonholes with shaped dividers above two rows of drawers
  • Straight front with four graduated full-length drawers
  • Protruding, molded base
  • Molded bracket feet
  • Brass batwing mounts with bail handles
  • Brass batwing escutrcheons