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Secretary and Bookcase

Place Made:
Baltimore Maryland United States of America
Date Made:
1790-1800
Medium:
mahogany –satinwood –light wood inlay
Dimensions:
HOA 95″; WOA 50″; DOA 24-1/2″
Accession Number:
5303.2
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Desk and bookcase supported on French feet (cut down). Two doors below the desk, with circular panels of highly figured veneer, open to reveal linen drawers. Secretary drawer is configured with a single long drawer, over two drawers, over four pigeon holes. In the center is a prospect door flanked by two thin vertical document drawers. Traces of an early paint history remain. The bookcase features glass doors with gothic-arch mullions and a simple cornice in three pieces.
Credit Line:
Gift of John C. and Corinne M. Scott, Alexandria, Virginia.