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1987.1431 (RS164718)

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase. Mahogany, mahogany venner on pine, chestnut drawer sides and bottoms. Bookcase has gothic arch doors and scroll pediment with brass rosettes at each scroll; desk has gadrooned lower rail and entablature; three drawers with round wooden pulls. Rests on twist-reeded legs with turned feet.

Details

Maker
Attributed to Noyes, Samuel S., 1785-1832 (Maker)
Date
ca. 1820
Inscriptions
In pencil on drawers: drawer nos.
Location of origin
Wayland, MA, USA
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
chestnut (wood)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Chestnut
chestnut (wood)
desks
Empire
Empire (style)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
81 1/4 x 42 1/4 x 20 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1987.1431
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin B. Sears and Rosamond Sears
GUSN
44434
Reference Notes
Wesselman, Linda J. and Martha D. Hamilton. Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1984.

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