Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1805-1810

GUSN

GUSN-41542

Description

Desk with mahogany veneers. Two cases; lower case with four drawers above French bracket feet; flip writing surface with two side pulls. Upper case has three doors concealing drawers and pigeon holes. Middle door has a label "Clark Morss / Cabinet Maker / Middle Street / Newburyport".

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
Secretary

Inscription

"This fine desk was for many years the property of Edgar A. Ban/croft of Chicago until his death in 1925 as Ambassador to Japan./It then became the property of his sister Antoinette B. Pierce."

Additional Identification Number

B128

Maker

Morse, Clark (Cabinetmaker)

Dimensions

51 x 41 x 19.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Catharine Pierce

Accession Number

1975.191