Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1815-1825

GUSN

GUSN-50297

Description

Secretary desk and bookcase. Cherry, mahogany crossbanding; legs grained to resemble rosewood. Short reeded legs, shaped skirt and sides, three drawers and drop front desk; paneled doors, shaped cornice; ivory key escutcheons.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
cherry (wood)
inlay (process)
ivory (tooth component)
mahogany (wood)
veneering
Norway spruce (wood)
cherry (wood)
Federal
Cherry
Mahogany
Vegetable Ivory
Pine
Inlaid
Veneered
Federal
Secretary

Inscription

In pencil on drawers: drawer nos.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

75 x 40 1/2 x 20 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Edwin Buckinham Sears

Accession Number

1983.69

Places

Massachusetts (United States)