Lot 395: American Classical Secretary Bookcase
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
circa 1840, attributed to Philadelphia, mahogany, mahogany veneer, white pine secondary, two part form, applied cove molded cornice, gothic arch paneled doors, figured maple interior with pigeon holes and drawers, slant front writing surface with divided ink tray, over three drawers, all flanked by fully turned columns, raised on turned feet.
86.5 x 44 x 22.5 in.
Private Collection, Raleigh, NC
Condition Report: Veneer chips and loss; veneer patches; shrinkage cracks to doors; staining to interior; cut and repairs to both corners of writing surface; later felt.