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Object Name Secretary
Date ca. 1780-1800
Description Mahogany and veneer secretary, English, ca. 1780-1800. Hepplewhite style secretary bookcase with veneering and glazed panel doors; upper case with two glazed and barred doors lined with rose-colored silk curtains in sunburst pattern; three adjustable shelves behind doors; cornice molding with classical key and floral carving; brass escutcheons; lower case with pull-out slide tray with brass ring pulls over butler's drawer; fold down drawer cover serves as writing surface; drawer interior with eight letter slots and two long drawers over four smaller drawers; central interior cabinet with shaped wood trim and elaborate brass escutcheon; two columns flanking cabinet serve as hidden letter slots; three lower drawers below butler's drawer; brass bail handles; bracket feet.
Accession number 1961
Accession Number 1961.578