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Secretary

1971.615 (RS80702)

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.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
circa 1800
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
Federal
Glass
Hepplewhite
Inlaid
Mahogany
Secretary
brass (alloy)
desks
glass (material)
inlay (process)
mahogany (wood)
secretaries (furniture)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
89 x 22 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.615
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
5251

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