Secretary

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1785-1815

GUSN

GUSN-7628

Description

Sheraton style. Flat to with projecting molded cornice. Breakfront bookcase has two rectangular panels on each door with diamond-shaped wooden frames and panes. Brass escutcheons with eagle and shield motif. Desk has central fall-front pull-out writing drawer. Interior has six small drawers and six open slotted sections. Rectangular string inlay on drawer front. Small vertical drawers at ends of fall front, with four-slotted interior. Ovoid string inlay on front, with rectangular string inlay. Curved apron on sides and front curves into legs. Square padded feet. Rosette-shaped brass pulls with central ball and ring. Rectangular molded brass escutcheons with curved corners and floral border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

secretaries (furniture)
desks
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
mahogany (wood)
veneer
Sheraton
Mahogany
Mahogany Veneer
Brass
Glass
Sheraton
Secretary

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Furniture

Dimensions

85.125 x 43.5 x 22.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.311