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Secrétaire à abattant

2012.64.1 (RS177214)

Description

Secrétaire à abattant. Rectagular and vertical with fall front. Mahogany, gilt-metal mounted, pine secondary wood. Top of upper case contains one drawer in the form of a bookmatched mahogany frieze. Lower doors composed of mahogany boards fitted with "clamps" at top a nd bottom attached with tongue and groove joints. Two brass deadbolts secure the door, mounted at top and bottom. Case facade flanked by columns with brass capitals and bases. Four flattened sphere feet.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Isaac Vose & Son (Furniture maker)
Date
1819-1825
Location of origin
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Material
ash (wood)
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
poplar (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ash (wood)
Desk, Drop-front
eastern white pine (wood)
mahogany (wood)
Neoclassical
poplar (wood)
secrétaires à abattant
veneer
Dimensions
53 x 38 1/4 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2012.64.1
Credit Line
Museum Purchase
GUSN
265950

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