Knee hole - (Furniture)

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Knee-hole - (Furniture) Writing tables, desks and dressing tables with recessed centers to accommodate the knees of the sitter date from the early eighteenth century. By the second half of the eighteenth century the Library table with matching pedestals containing drawers at each end had evolved from the Knee-hole table into the Knee-hole desk.

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