Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca.1910

GUSN

GUSN-222370

Description

Federeal style secretary. The key holes are rounded escutcheon the drawers have brass pulls. The doors have rectangular panes. The midmolding has a lighter wood outlining the molding, all the way around. The secretary features a cylinder-fall desk. Underneath the cylinder-fall, are five pigeon holes with scroll decoration at the top corners. On either side of the pigeon holes are three drawers a piece. Underneath the pigeon holes is an open cubby. The writing support slides out and is covered in red felt. Beneath the writing area are two horizontal drawers and two vertical drawers. In the center are two doors that open. The bottom molding is square and there are bracket feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
mahogany (wood)
glass (material)
brass (alloy)
Federal
Secretary

Inscription

"68 Pleasant / for Marland"
"Center"
1 / 2 / 4
4 /
5 / "Wm Ladd"
6
"Left"
"Right"
"Right"

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD236

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2585