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Pipe organ/ Secretary

Description

Wood pipe organ later converted into a secretary. Tall overhanging molded cornice above 2 glass paneled doors w/ frosted floral, lyre and trifoil outline, opening to 2 long shelves, hinged. Desk top w/ elaborate ribbed molding on edge and around central indented panel. Writing surface has velvet covering w/ wide wood border desk top reveals, 5 central serpentine shaped shelves, 6 side shelves and 1 central w/ double cyma and finial skirts (central has mirrored back) and 4 side drawers. Covered organ keyboard below w/ ivory and ebony keys and 4 stops marked "John Fifield Maker Boston"; paneled area below flanked by 2 massive simple chamfered piers w/ molded base. Surviving pipes in Coffin house.

Details

Maker
Fifield, John (Maker)
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
See description.
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Material
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
wood (plant material)
Object type
Musical T&E
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Glass
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
ORGAN, PIPE
organs (aerophones)
veneer
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
92.625 x 45.875 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.99
GUSN
24810

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