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1949.311 (RS119429)

Description

Sheraton style. Flat to with projecting molded cornice. Breakfront bookcase has two rectangular panels on each door with diamond-shaped wooden frames and panes. Brass escutcheons with eagle and shield motif. Desk has central fall-front pull-out writing drawer. Interior has six small drawers and six open slotted sections. Rectangular string inlay on drawer front. Small vertical drawers at ends of fall front, with four-slotted interior. Ovoid string inlay on front, with rectangular string inlay. Curved apron on sides and front curves into legs. Square padded feet. Rosette-shaped brass pulls with central ball and ring. Rectangular molded brass escutcheons with curved corners and floral border.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1785-1815
Associated Building
Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Object type
Furniture
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
desks
Glass
glass (material)
Mahogany
mahogany (wood)
Mahogany Veneer
secretaries (furniture)
Secretary
Sheraton
veneer
Dimensions
85.125 x 43.5 x 22.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.311
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan
GUSN
7628

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