Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1795-1805

GUSN

GUSN-62633

Description

Early Federal style desk and bookcase in two sections. Bookcase consists of flat top, coved cornice, rectangular panelled doors with string inlay and quarter fans in each corner and simple interior configuration with 11 shelves. Desk consists of slat lid with a pair of clasped inlaid sprigs and a border of string inlay with 1/4 fans in each corner, four graduated drawers with scratch corner, beaded drawer fronts, ogee base molding and four ogee bracket feet. Desk interior has central column of s drawers flanked by four pigeon holes surmounted by two tiers of drawers. Carved pinwheel ornaments top drawer of central column.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
Federal
Federal
SECRETARY

Associated Building

Used at Barrett House (New Ipswich, N.H.),

Additional Identification Number

B1958.75

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

81 x 43 x 22.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Caroline Barr Wade

Accession Number

1955.397

Places

New Hampshire (United States)