Salem Massachusetts Federal Secretary Bookcase

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In the Hepplewhite manner, a finely inlaid crotch and flame figured mahogany secretary bookcase of a slightly smaller scale. Made at Salem in the 1790s, its three drawer lower case measures 38.5" wide by 17.5" deep by 32" tall; with a fold-over cloth covered 15" deep writing surface. The upper case is also 38.5" wide, but just 10" deep and 52.5" tall; with three small drawers and three movable shelves. The enclosing glazed doors have their complete original mullion configuration.
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Details

  • Period
    18th Century and Earlier
  • Materials and Techniques
    Brass
  • Condition
    Good. The finials appear as though two or possibly all may be later. The brass pulls on the two side drawers of the upper case are later replacements. Otherwise the mahogany solids and veneers are in expected restored antique estate condition..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    84.25 in. H x 38.5 in. W x 17 in. D
    214 cm H x 98 cm W x 43 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Woodbury, CT
  • Number of Items
    2
  • Reference Number
    LU8667935332
About the Seller

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Located in Woodbury, CT

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