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Chippendale Blocked-Front Secretary

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.
Provenance: Private Collection, Roxbury, CT, purchased, 1997.
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.

Dimensions: 92"h (top finial), 38 3/4"w (case), 22 1/2"d

Item ID: F-CP-SC 016

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