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Japanned Federal Slant-front Secretary


A Rhode Island tiger maple slant-front secretary, dated on its bottom board; with
Japanning to the Boston taste executed 2nd quarter of the 19th century. Seven
small drawers, four pigeon holes, and a locking door in the upper case; with four
graduated drawers in the lower. Complex detailed Japanning with gesso raised
surfaces and fine stenciling; from a highly skilled paint shop. Antique brasses replaced for compatibility with scenic design.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Japanning is in a fine state of preservation, with some non-detractive hand wear on frequently used interior drawers. Case of original elements including interior drawers. .
  • Dimensions

    H 43 in. x W 35.5 in. x D 20 in.

    H 109.22 cm x W 90.17 cm x D 50.8 cm

  • Seller location
    Woodbury, CT
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