SWC-Federal Secretary Drop-front Desk, Baltimore, c1815
The country's largest collection of fine Classical & Colonial Furniture... Just steps from the RISD Museum & John Brown House. A Mahogany Federal Secretary with Drop-front Desk Drawer, Baltimore, c. This large scale secretary was probably made in Baltimore, and relates to the John Needles school. Needles worked in this period and used the stylized, turned feet exhibited here on this piece. Of interest is the more traditional Hepplewhite style of upper case with geometric door moldings, all of which is integrated into a more Classically styled lower case with its reeded columns. Although the pediment in the style may or may not have had finials on the plinths, these were never drilled and were designed without such as the height is truly monumental as it is. Of note are the beautiful ivory pulls on the many drawers in the desk's interior and also, the cross hatched embellishment flanking the upper desk drawer (see detail). Also, this piece retains lovely period Classical brass pulls. This piece all original with no major repairs or alterations whatsoever. This is a large grand Secretary that will grace any room with its grandeur and warmth. The mahogany has turned an amber red color and the figure in the wood is very pleasing, which only time can create. All offerings are in fine condition with no major repairs or replacements unless otherwise indicated in description.
Item must be insured in full. The item "SWC-Federal Secretary Drop-front Desk, Baltimore, c1815" is in sale since Monday, October 5, 2009. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\1800-1899". The seller is "stanleyweiss" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Region of Origin: America
- Style: Federal
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: Desks & Secretaries
- Age: 1800-1899