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Maker(s):unknown
Culture:American
Title:Secretary
Date Made:1830-1845
Type:Furniture
Materials:wood: maple, mahogany, mahogany veneers, basswood
Place Made:Vermont
Measurements:Overall: 67 3/4 x 41 1/2 x 18 3/4 in; 172.1 x 105.4 x 47.6 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2022.34.2
Credit Line:Gift of Patricia Passmore Alley and F. William Alley
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Empire secretary with bird's eye maple drawer fronts, bookcase doors, and fold-out writing surface. The secretary comes in two sections. The lower section features two full drawers with wooden pulls flanked by turned columns, all below a projecting narrow drawer with simliar wooden pulls. The upper bookcase section features a beveled cornice above paneled doors with mahogany veneered rails and stiles, which are hinged to the front edges of the case. The lock on the bookcase doors is replaced. The bookcase interior includes two adjustable shelves above four drawers.

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