2016, Press Feature, Aaron Burr Desk, Name This Famous Antique, Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine
Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine
“Aaron Burr Desk: Answer to Name This Famous Antique Game — January 2016”
By Mike McLeod
For its monthly feature “The Name This Famous Antique Game,” Southeastern Antiquing and Collecting Magazine featured an example of a cleverly designed Victorian metamorphic table from the George Glazer Gallery that opens into a desk and chair. (View it on our website.) As the writer explains, it is sometimes referred to as an “Aaron Burr desk” due to an article of questionable accuracy in a 1911 newspaper. We do know for a fact that it was designed and patented by Stephen Hedges in 1854 — long after Burr died. That is the same Aaron Burr whose achievements during the Revolutionary War and as Vice President under Thomas Jefferson have been overshadowed in popular history as the man who fired a fatal shot at Alexander Hamilton during a duel. What the article does not mention is that this desk is among the most repinned items from our gallery website on Pinterest, pinned by over 2,000 people.
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