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Secretary

2006.44.1134 (RS165344)

Description

Serpentine front mahogany butler's secretary with cabinet top and four drawer bottom. The upper cabinet has a central urn finial, flanked by two floral headed figures on its pediment. There are three interior shelves. The bottom section has four serpentine front drawers. The top drawer has a fold down front lined with green baise. The top drawer also contains nine small cubbyholes and eight small drawers. There are four bracket feet. The central portion of the upper doors and top lower drawer have a figured mahogany veneer outlined by a narrow molding. All the original drawer pulls have been replaced by simple wooden knobs. Both the upper and lower sections have a brass handle on each side.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1825
Location of origin
Salem, Massachusetts
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Possibly Massachusetts (United States)
Possibly Salem (Essex county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
brass (alloy)
mahogany (wood)
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
veneering
Dimensions
88 x 43 9/16 x 25 8/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1134
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
223456

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