Salem, Essex county, Massachusetts, United States ca. 1790–1810
95 x 43 x 24 in.
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. ----- 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. ----- YUAG catalogue note: The related secretary in the collection of the Winterthur Museum, Delaware is object 1953.0057.
Hepplewhite mahogany inlaid secretary
Decoration and ornament -- Hepplewhite style Furniture -- United States
desks and bookcases (AAT) secretaries (furniture) (AAT)
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New York, New York, United States 1957–1990
Sack, October 1975 This information is taken from the Israel Sack Furniture Archive and may not reflect current scholarship.