Charles Rohlfs Swivel Desk - Nelson Atkins Musuem/Art Gallery Kansas City

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Blog entry by Woodbridge posted 09-25-2015 01:40 AM 2190 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an opportunity to visit the Nelson Atkins Museum & Art Gallery in Kansas City. It a beautiful museum and gallery, well worth the visit.

Of course my first stop was to see the original version of Rohlfs slant from swivel desk.

Last year I had an opportunity to measure and photograph another original that was being restored and based on this built a reproduction.

Here are some pictures of Rohlfs original desk.


-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 02:43 PM

beautiful .. more reminds me of a beautiful architecture than on furniture ..


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#2 posted 09-25-2015 02:45 PM

A very interesting desk Peter.
I find the design very functional with the drawers and door being placed on the side of the desk making it very compact . My favorite details are the asymmetric carving on the lid and the carved pin for the lid hasp .
Overall the design reminds me of Bavarian style furniture for some reason .
Thanks for posting this .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 09:50 AM

Truly original and well worth duplicating.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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