Gentleman's Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-320729

Description

Federal secretary desk and bookcase. Top half comprised of three sections with a projecting center section. All three sections have glazed doors. Simple molded cornice with flat veneered frieze below. Base has cupboards flanking a center section of three drawers. Drawers have circular wooden pulls. Hinged top drawer folds open to a flat writing surface covered with green baize. Six turned feet, four in front and two in back.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
breakfront (shape)
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
birch (wood)
Federal
Desk
Secretary
Secretary

Inscription

"Gov. Langdon Portsmouth, NH." (Chalk inscription)
"Repaired Jan. 1910 by C.P. Fernald, Portsmouth N.H." (Pencil inscription)
"Langdon" (Chalk inscription)

Associated Building

Used At Governor John Langdon House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New Hampshire

Object Type

Furniture; Storage & Display Furniture

Dimensions

95 1/4 x 73 x 17 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Woodbury Langdon

Accession Number

1966.299

Places

Probably Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)