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Lot 677: NEW ENGLAND FEDERAL INLAID MAHOGANY SECRETARY BOOKCASE, SALEM OR PORTSMOUTH.
August 3, 2014
Manchester, NH, USALive Auction
Description: In three parts, the shaped cornice with stringing and raised sunburst above an inlaid oval cartouche with an arrangement of acorn finials on striped plinths; the upper section with projecting center section and four diamond-glazed doors opening to shelves; the lower conforming case projecting with central deep drawer hinged to open and reveal a writing surface above another deep drawer, flanked on either side by a short drawer over a cupboard door, raised on square tapered feet. Height 89 inches, width 68 inches, depth 18 1/2 inches. Literature: For similar Salem secretary bookcases, see Charles F. Montgomery, "American Furniture: The Federal Period," pp. 222-26, pls. 179-182.
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