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Salem Massachusetts Federal Secretary Bookcase

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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Antiquario Villas and Cottages
1023 Main St. S Woodbury, CT 06798 United States 203-263-2211 | 203-263-7888
Dealer Reference Number: 1310 LKEE C/LK
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Salem Massachusetts Federal Secretary Bookcase

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OF THE PERIOD: Federal
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1795
PERIOD: 18th Century and Earlier
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: much original glazing, Mahogany solids, veneers, pine secondaries, Brass
MATERIALS NOTES: Mahogany solids and veneers with pine secondaries, brass pulls, and much original glazing.
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.
HEIGHT: 7 ft. 0.3 in. (214 cm)
WIDTH: 38.5 in. (98 cm)
DEPTH: 17 in. (43 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Woodbury, CT
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 2
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU8667935332
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