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Secretary

1971.615 (RS80702)

Object title: Secretary
Description: Butler's secretary; two fontal backet feet with stringing enclosing a straight molded apron; case fitted with three graduated beaded veneered drawers with string inlay surmounted by a conforming fall-front with inlaid patera opening to reveal a writing surface, cubby holes and drawers with stringing; the recessed inset top section fitted with two veneered inlaid friezes surmounted by an arched pediment centering an inlaid patera; original oval brasses.
Maker: unknown
Date: circa 1800
Material: brass (alloy)
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany
wood (plant material)
Object type: 2: Furnishings; Furniture
Descriptive terms: Brass
Federal
Glass
Hepplewhite
Inlaid
Mahogany
Secretary
brass (alloy)
desks
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany
secretaries (furniture)
wood (plant material)
Associated places: Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.)
Dimensions: 89 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number: 1971.615
Credit Line: Gift of Ralph May
GUSN: 5251

Secretary

Accession Number: 1971.615

GUSN: 5251