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1975.191 (RS24535)

Description

Desk with mahogany veneers. Two cases; lower case with four drawers above French bracket feet; flip writing surface with two side pulls. Upper case has three doors concealing drawers and pigeon holes. Middle door has a label "Clark Morss / Cabinet Maker / Middle Street / Newburyport".

Details

Maker
Morse, Clark (Cabinetmaker)
Date
1805-1810
Inscriptions
"This fine desk was for many years the property of Edgar A. Ban/croft of Chicago until his death in 1925 as Ambassador to Japan./It then became the property of his sister Antoinette B. Pierce."
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
desks
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Dimensions
51 x 41 x 19.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1975.191
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Catharine Pierce
GUSN
41542

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