Collections Highlights – Desk


Date: 1810–1870

This desk is located in the children’s room, with a circa 1930s style. Because the children had to be home-schooled, this desk was used frequently and was integral to the childrens’ learning. The pidgeonholes and drawers above the desktop were used to hold books and other study materials, as well as toys and seashells. Jotham Bixby may have had a desk of this type in his bedroom at Rancho Los Cerritos.

From the estate of Elizabeth Sarah Conant