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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 only 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: $35000

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