American Federal secretary desk and bookcase, mahogany and satinwood, with ebonized inlay. Comprised of two parts, upper case having a removable arched pediment cornice with brass eagle and urn finials and central crossbanded rectangular panel, over a crotch mahogany veneered frieze, over two glazed doors with X form mullions opening to three adjustable shelves. Lower case with fall-front writing surface featuring oval inlaid reserve and round brass knobs, opening to a fitted interior; two lower doors with large oval crotch mahogany veneered reserves, atop an inlaid shaped base joined by French feet. White pine secondary. Overall – 94 1/2" H x 44" W x 25 3/8" D. New England, Circa 1790. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. CONDITION: Older refinish. Scattered repairs and losses to veneer. Losses to back to arched pediment. Overall good condition.
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