Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-24748

Description

Secretary desk. Mahogany veneer, unidentified wood, baize, brass. Mahogany veneer over unidentified secondary wood; green baize insert on writing surface. Deeply molded cover cornice with flat molded top. Molded apron surmounted by two large drawers with large round knobs. Interior painted a dull green. Rests on lightly scrolled front feet; rear feet are bun forms.Upper case has three small drawers below a two-door cabinet with three interior shelves.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
wood (plant material)
Empire (style)
Baize
Brass
Empire
Secretary

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

75 1/4 x 43 x 22 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Arthur M. Merriam

Accession Number

1963.120

Places

Massachusetts (United States)