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Descended in the Low family to Mrs. Foster Low, who sold it in 1849 to Micah Cutler of Boston. The receipt reads "Boston Feb. 13, 1849 / Micah Cutler bought of Mary Low one old / English mahogany secretary or bookcase for ten dollars $10 / Received payment Mary Low". It was inherited through the Cutler family by Miss Sprague.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alice F. Sprague in memory of her mother Frances E. Cutler Sprague


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Randall 63


241.3 x 106.0 x 62.9 cm (95 x 41 3/4 x 24 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine, gilt wood, brass




Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes