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Secretary

Description

Secretary desk. Mahogany veneer, unidentified wood, baize, brass. Mahogany veneer over unidentified secondary wood; green baize insert on writing surface. Deeply molded cover cornice with flat molded top. Molded apron surmounted by two large drawers with large round knobs. Interior painted a dull green. Rests on lightly scrolled front feet; rear feet are bun forms.Upper case has three small drawers below a two-door cabinet with three interior shelves.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1840
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Baize
Brass
desks
Empire
Empire (style)
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
75 1/4 x 43 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.120
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Arthur M. Merriam
GUSN
24748

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