Chippendale Inlaid Secretary
Connecticut, ca. 1780-1788.
Signed by maker, Daniel Ames (1751-1822).
Cherry, various woods for inlay, poplar and pine; secondary woods.
Condition: Very good condition, minor shrinkage cracks to back feet (all original) minor imperfections, replaced brass.
The upper book-case section has a dentil-molded cornice above inset panel doors with quarter-fan inly flanked by fluted pilaster columns surmounted by leaf carving. The desk portion (lower case) has a fall front lid with an inlaid compass star. The interior is fitted with pigeon holes and valences flanking a central prospect door with quarter fan inlay all above four graduated drawers flanked by fluted pilaster columns supported by ogee bracket feet.
Dimensions: 82 1/2"h x 42"w x 20"d
Item ID: F-CP-SC 019
Price available upon request