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Secretary and bookcase

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Desk has cylinder front. The reverse-painted glass in the door at the top of the secretary is known as eglomise after the French picture framer, Jean-Baptiset Glomy, who developed this art form.

Provenance

Purchased from Mrs. Percy Browne, Weston, Massachusetts, in 1938.

Credit Line

The M. and M. Karolik Collection of Eighteenth-century American Arts

1790–1800

Object Place

Boston or Salem, Massachusetts

Catalogue Raisonné

Eighteenth-century American Arts No. 22

Dimensions

212.09 x 96.52 x 62.23 cm (83 1/2 x 38 x 24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

38.1829

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, pine

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Furniture, Case Furniture and Boxes