Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1820

GUSN

GUSN-44434

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase. Mahogany, mahogany venner on pine, chestnut drawer sides and bottoms. Bookcase has gothic arch doors and scroll pediment with brass rosettes at each scroll; desk has gadrooned lower rail and entablature; three drawers with round wooden pulls. Rests on twist-reeded legs with turned feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
chestnut (wood)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Norway spruce (wood)
chestnut (wood)
Empire (style)
Mahogany
Chestnut
Pine
Veneered
Empire
Secretary

Inscription

In pencil on drawers: drawer nos.

Additional Identification Number

4.1983

Maker

Attributed to Noyes, Samuel S., 1785-1832 (Maker)

Location of Origin

Wayland, MA, USA

Dimensions

81 1/4 x 42 1/4 x 20 7/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin B. Sears and Rosamond Sears

Accession Number

1987.1431

Reference Notes

Wesselman, Linda J. and Martha D. Hamilton. Earliest Recollections: Furnishings from the Family of Edwin B. Sears. Boston: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities, 1984.

Places

Massachusetts (United States)