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1983.69 (RS162649)

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase. Cherry, mahogany crossbanding; legs grained to resemble rosewood. Short reeded legs, shaped skirt and sides, three drawers and drop front desk; paneled doors, shaped cornice; ivory key escutcheons.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1825
Inscriptions
In pencil on drawers: drawer nos.
Material
Norway spruce (wood)
cherry (wood)
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Object type
Furniture
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Cherry
cherry (wood)
desks
Federal
Inlaid
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Pine
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Vegetable Ivory
Veneered
veneering
Dimensions
75 x 40 1/2 x 20 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1983.69
Credit Line
Gift of Edwin Buckinham Sears
GUSN
50297

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