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Secretary

Description

Four bulbous feet support rectangular case with rounded corners containing three drawers with lookmatch flame veneer and elaborate stamped metal brasses. Hinged lid folds out to form writing surface; wooden rosettes extend to form lid supports. Upper case fits into molding of lower vase; contains shelves for books and glass, gothic arched doors. Flat, cushion cornice.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1800-1900
Material
laminating
veneer
walnut (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
desks
laminating
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
veneer
walnut (wood)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
82 3/4 x 42 x 20 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1939.1
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Eleanor H. Kirk
GUSN
55767

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