Secrétaire à abattant

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1819-1825

GUSN

GUSN-265950

Description

Secrétaire à abattant. Rectagular and vertical with fall front. Mahogany, gilt-metal mounted, pine secondary wood. Top of upper case contains one drawer in the form of a bookmatched mahogany frieze. Lower doors composed of mahogany boards fitted with "clamps" at top a nd bottom attached with tongue and groove joints. Two brass deadbolts secure the door, mounted at top and bottom. Case facade flanked by columns with brass capitals and bases. Four flattened sphere feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secrétaires à abattant
mahogany (wood)
veneer
eastern white pine (wood)
ash (wood)
poplar (wood)
Neoclassical
Desk, Drop-front

Additional Identification Number

484.1

Maker

Attributed to Isaac Vose & Son (Furniture maker)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dimensions

53 x 38 1/4 x 17 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Museum Purchase

Accession Number

2012.64.1

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)