1953.0057 Secretary and bookcase
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Secretary and bookcase

  • Category:

    Furniture

  • Creator (Role):

    William Appleton (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1795-1804

  • Materials:

    Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Pine, white; Ebony; Holly

  • Museum Object Number:

    1953.0057


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1953.0057

Object Name

Secretary and bookcase

Category

Furniture

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Lammot du Pont Copeland

Creator (Role)

William Appleton (Maker)
1765-1822

Place of Origin

Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1795-1804

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. ; BACK OF UPPER CASE; William Appleton,/ CABINET-MAKER...

Materials

Mahogany; Mahogany veneer; Pine, white; Ebony; Holly

Dimensions (inches)

97.5 (H) , 43.25 (W) , 24.375 (D)

Dimensions (centimeters)

247.65 (H) , 109.86 (W) , 61.913 (D)

Measurement Notes

OH to finial; OW and OD (secretary closed) at feet. H (to writing surface) 31.5 in (79.9 cm); W (top of lower case) 42.75 in. (108.5 cm); D (top of lower case) 24.125 in. (61.2 cm); D (secretary open) 42.675 in. (108.1 cm).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Charles F., et al. 1966 American Furniture: The Federal Period, in the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 178
[Article] Bivins, John. 1997 "The Convergence and Divergence of Three Stylistic Traditions in Charleston Neoclassical Case Furniture, 1785-1800". American Furniture. 1997: 47-105.
Published: fig. 28, pp. 81-84. Bivins uses this desk-and-bookcase to discuss the coastal furniture trade and the "Salemizing" of Charleston cabinetmaking in the 1780s and 1790s.