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Secretary Bookcase

1986.735 (RS24720)

Description

It is a standard Empire secretary, with a heavy molded cornice on an open bookcase and a hinged desk top and box over three drawers. It is flanked by pencil turned columns, it also has scroll feet, turned rear feet and is painted black.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1850
Inscriptions
In graphite on the drawer in the right side of the bookcase is: Edward H. Little/Newbury.
Associated Building
Original to Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury, Mass.).
Material
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
desks
Empire
Empire (style)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
SECRETARY BOOKCASE
secretary-bookcases (bookcases)
shelves
People and organizations
Little, Edward Henry, 1819-1877
Dimensions
67.875 x 35.875 x 20.125 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1986.735
Credit Line
Bequest of Amelia W. Little
GUSN
51089
Related Items
Title Cupboard Door Accession number 1986.1169.1-2 Notes 1986.1169 1 DOOR Relationship Part of set
Notes 1986.1169 2 DOOR Relationship Part of set

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