EARLY QUEEN ANNE DESK AND BOOKCASE

Circa 1745

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Pine, Cedar

Height: 98 inches
Writing Height: 32 inches
Width: 40 inches
Depth: 23 inches

Provenance: The Tate-Welch Family, Boston, to Augusta, Georgia in the 19th century and later to Asheville, North Carolina.

Reference: This secretary is part of a group of pieces made in Boston in the first half of the Eighteenth century. They include a cupboard on chest at Yale, illustrated in Gerald W. R. Ward’s American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, number 78, pages 165-167; a privately owned secretary pictured in American Furniture, Volume I, page 169, figure 10; the Edmund Jackson Secretary once owned by Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer; and at least twelve other blockfront pieces owned privately.

Inventory #  37991

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EARLY QUEEN ANNE DESK AND BOOKCASE

Circa 1745

Primary Wood: Mahogany
Secondary Woods: Pine, Cedar

Height: 98 inches
Writing Height: 32 inches
Width: 40 inches
Depth: 23 inches

Provenance: The Tate-Welch Family, Boston, to Augusta, Georgia in the 19th century and later to Asheville, North Carolina.

Reference: This secretary is part of a group of pieces made in Boston in the first half of the Eighteenth century. They include a cupboard on chest at Yale, illustrated in Gerald W. R. Ward’s American Case Furniture in the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, number 78, pages 165-167; a privately owned secretary pictured in American Furniture, Volume I, page 169, figure 10; the Edmund Jackson Secretary once owned by Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Henry Meyer; and at least twelve other blockfront pieces owned privately.

Inventory #  37991