Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-46522

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase. Mahogany, mahogany veneer, and pine secondary wood. Bookcase has glass doors with Gothic arches. Interior of bookcase containes two shelves with small drawers and cubbyholes. Three plinths above cornice: central plinth surmounted by gilt eagle finial, right and left plinth surmounted by acorn-shaped finials. Desk has sliding writing surface covered by green baise. Lower section has four graduated drawers with round wooden pulls. Rests on reeded legs with ring turnings and floral-carved and punched capitals.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
mahogany (wood)
pine (wood)
veneering
Federal
pine (wood)
Mahogany
Pine
Veneered
Federal
Secretary

Inscription

In pencil on drawers: drawer nos. In pencil on case bottom: ""Bottom""

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

83 x 44 x 23 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Alice and Emil Ahlborn

Accession Number

1961.175

Places

Massachusetts (United States)