Secretary

Creator:
Appleton, William, 1765-1850 (attributed)
Published/Created:
Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1790–1810
Physical Description:
95 x 43 x 24 in.
Materials:
Mahogany; glass
Notes:
Sack catalogue description: Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid secretary, the upper section with swan's neck pediment ending in carved rosette terminals in the form of many seeded berries with leaf radiates, the glass doors have astragal-shaped mullions with thirteen panes each; the lower case section has a butler's desk compartment fronted by twin oval inlaid panels, bracket feet, choice mellow patina. The Robb collection. Attributed to William Appleton, based on the relation of this secretary with the example bearing the label of William Appleton illustrated in Montgomery, American Furniture, pl. 178, now in the Winterthur Museum.
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Related objects: Book: Charles F. Montgomery, American Furniture: The Federal Period in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum (New York: Viking Press, 1966), pl. 178. Website: http://museumcollection.winterthur.org/single-record.php?resultsperpage=60&view=catalog&srchtype=advanced&hasImage=&ObjObjectName=&CreOrigin=&Earliest=&Latest=&CreCreatorLocal_tab=&materialsearch=&ObjObjectID=&ObjCategory=Furniture&DesMaterial_tab=&DesTechnique_tab=&AccCreditLineLocal=&CreMarkSignature=&recid=1953.0057&srchfld=&srchtxt=&id=5152&rownum=61&version=100&src=results-imagelink#.U9gEluNdV8E (accessed July 29, 2014).
Bibliography: Book: American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1990), vol. 5, pp. 1214–1215, pl. P4166.
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YUAG catalogue note: The related secretary in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1953.0057.
Variant Titles:
Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid secretary
Topics:
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style
Furniture -- United States
Period/Style:
Federal
Hepplewhite
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
4166
Genre:
desks and bookcases (AAT)
secretaries (furniture) (AAT)
Format:
Image
Physical Object
Content Type:
Furnishings & Decorative Arts
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement
Access Restrictions:
Public
Source Title:
Israel Sack, Inc., Archive
Source Created:
New York, New York, United States
1957–1990
Source Note:
Sack, October 1975
This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.
Folder:
Folder 10718 cab4dr3 tif
Yale Collection:
Yale University Art Gallery
Digital Collection:
Israel Sack Furniture Archive
oid pointer:
10989253
OID:
11977728
PID:
digcoll:1024410

Number of Pages: 2
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