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Chippendale Blocked-Front Secretary

Documentation Signed
Origin United States
Period 18th Century
W. 38.75 in; H. 92 in; D. 22.5 in;
W. 98.43 cm; H. 233.68 cm; D. 57.15 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date ca. 1760-1775
Description Connecticut River Valley, Possibly Northampton-Springfield Area
Ca. 1760-1775.
Cherry, white pine secondary wood
Condition: Fine condition, retaining the original flame finials. One replaced backboard on uppercase, replaced brass with minor shrinkage cracks to feet which are all original.
The top portion has a closed bonnet-top above tomb-stone raised panel doors opening to a fitted interior resting on the desk top with waist molding. The lower portion has a slant-top desk lid opening to an amphitheater interior with valences above blocked drawers flanking a fan-carved central prospect door, all above four graduated blocked-front drawers supported by conforming bracket feet. Rare to find New England secretaries made from native cherry wood.
Provenance: Private Collection, Roxbury, CT, purchased, 1997.
Styles / Movements Chippendale, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number F-CP-SC 016
Incollect Reference Number 141605
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