The architectural interior of the desk contains pigeonholes and drawers, with fronts in striped tulipwood stained green and brown and handles shaped like lion masks holding small gilded rings. The front legs, originally detachable, are stationary replacements that cannot be unscrewed.
The Roentgen manufactory was particularly well known for its rolltop writing desks with four, six, or even eight legs, distinguished in the 1770s by the accomplished marquetry á la mosaïque (also known as “painting in wood”) and gilt-bronze mounts that decorated their exteriors.
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In 1872, she was person arrested, put on trial and fined for voting in Rochester.
After her death in 1906, women’s suffrage organizations including the National Woman’s Party drew inspiration from many pioneering women leaders.