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Writing cabinet

1790–1810


Object Place: North Shore / Poss. Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 77.5 x 68.6 x 22.5 cm (30 1/2 x 27 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1979.160

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, bird's-eye maple veneer, light and dark wood inlay

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Inscription

Inscribed on bottoms and backs of drawers, respectively: "1," "2," and "3"
Inscribed on drawer side: "4"
Inscribed on back with Roman numerals.
Many illegible pencil inscriptions on drawers.
Torn paper label affixed to back is printed: "[torn] FURNITURE"
Modern label bears in ink: "C 497 / Miniature Hepplewhite / Inlaid Secretary- / Bookcase of Mass. Origin 1790. / Height 30 1/2" Width 27" Depth 8 3/4

Provenance

Purchased from John Walton (dealer), Jewett City, Connecticut (Accession Date April 18, 1979)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund