Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1822-1826

GUSN

GUSN-67170

Description

Boston made Empire-style secretary-bookcase, typical of the work of Emmons and Archibald. Three part secretary; the base has a drop-front revealing small drawers and compartments with doors below the colonettes on either side; the top has glass paneled doors below a simple cornice. Unusual glass and brass knobs.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
tulipwood (Brazilian, wood)
Norway spruce (wood)
Empire (style)
Mahogany
Tulip Poplar
Pine
Veneered
Empire
Secretary

Maker

Archibald, George, Emmons and Archbald (Cabinetmaker)

Location of Origin

Boston, MA, USA, Suffolk Cty

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

90 1/4 x 52 1/4 x 24 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of James Lawrence, Jr.

Accession Number

1974.51

Places

Massachusetts (United States)