A Classical Bookcase Secretary

This beautiful New York secretary is not only impressive in size but also in the wealth of elegant details. The wide flat cornice is reminiscent of other large case pieces from New York. Two large bookcase doors frame elegant mullions designed like those in the New York Revised Prices for Manufacturing Cabinet and Chair Work. The backs of the doors are lined with a beautiful pleated silk, which would have been originally used to protect books from light. Below the doors, a pair of tambour doors pull back to reveal seven open compartments banded in rosewood and five drawers veneered in satinwood. The base section has a flip-top slanted writing surface covered in baize. The kneehole below the writing surface is flanked by drawers and doors concealing cupboards. The entire desk is raised on small carved animal feet.

Dealer Charles Clark
Date: Circa 1825
Origin New York, New York
Artist/Maker Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
Measurements Height: 98 Width: 61 Depth: 25
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Website http://www.clarkclassical.com
Contact Charles Clark, 203-263-7004 or  charles@clarkclassical.com

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