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Secretary

2006.44.2585 (RS99919)

Description

Federeal style secretary. The key holes are rounded escutcheon the drawers have brass pulls. The doors have rectangular panes. The midmolding has a lighter wood outlining the molding, all the way around. The secretary features a cylinder-fall desk. Underneath the cylinder-fall, are five pigeon holes with scroll decoration at the top corners. On either side of the pigeon holes are three drawers a piece. Underneath the pigeon holes is an open cubby. The writing support slides out and is covered in red felt. Beneath the writing area are two horizontal drawers and two vertical drawers. In the center are two doors that open. The bottom molding is square and there are bracket feet.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca.1910
Inscriptions
"68 Pleasant / for Marland"
"Center"
1 / 2 / 4
4 /
5 / "Wm Ladd"
6
"Left"
"Right"
"Right"
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
Federal
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Accession Number
2006.44.2585
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
222370

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