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Secretary/Bookcase

1986.61 (RS24723)

Description

It has a pediment with shell inlay at the center tablet. It is flanked with plinths, a molded cornice, and glazed doors with molded miniatures in "Chinese taste". It is on a four cockbeaded drawer case. The top secretary drawer is fitted with valanced pigeon holes and three drawers. It is raised on french feet, and has a shaped skirt and original brasses.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1815-1820
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
glazing (coating)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
tin (metal)
Object type
Furniture
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
desks
Federal
glazing (coating)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Pine
pine (wood)
secretaries (furniture)
SECRETARY
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Dimensions
66.375 x 41 x 19.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.61
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
50628

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