Early 1800's American Hepplewhite Fall-Front Secretary with Hutch
This is an elegant and useful! Drop-front secretary in flame mahogany. Built in the early 1800's, this piece appears to be an American copy of a George Hepplewhite federal piece. It features a gorgeous overall veneer of flame mahogany inlaid with delicate marquetry and trimmed with brass adornments. The joinery was well-executed, the dovetails are still very tight and square. The veneer is in excellent condition and has obviously spent most of its life in a protected state. This piece has received care from a conservator at some point in its history and is still in excellent condition overall except as noted: The rightmost door on the upper cabinet is constructed in rod-and-stile, and needs to be re-glued for the doors to sit level again - please see the last photo for a closeup. A small crack on the upper arch is noticeable, but appears to have been re-glued. The left pull-out support panel is missing.
The base-wood is of American Pine. This piece measures 65" tall, 40" wide, and 19" deep with the leaf folded up - 25" deep with the leaf dropped down. The inner space in the upper cabinet measures 36" wide by 18-1/2" high.
Please message for more information. The item "Early 1800's American Hepplewhite Fall-Front Secretary with Hutch" is in sale since Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1800-1899".
The seller is "powersurplustreasure" and is located in Athens, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Region of Origin: America
- Time Period Manufactured: 1800-1899
- Material: Brass
- Age: 1800-1850
- Sub-Style: American
- Style: Federal
- Color: Dark Wood Tone
- Type: Desks & Secretaries
- Original/Reproduction: Original