General Pershing's Desk

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Desk used by General John J. Pershing in his war office at General Headquarters in Chaumont, France, during World War I. Oak desk with eight legs. There are three drawers on the left, three drawers on the right, and one small drawer at center, all with metal skeleton key locks. Two hidden wooden extensions can be pulled out from the right and left side of the desk to expand the working area.
Pershing, John J.
associated place
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Chaumont
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (part: locks material)
overall: 31 in x 58 in x 39 in; 78.74 cm x 147.32 cm x 99.06 cm
overall: 59 in x 91 in x 38 in; 149.86 cm x 231.14 cm x 96.52 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Bequest of Estate of General John J. Pershing
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Pershing War Office
General John J. Pershing & World War I, 1917-1918
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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