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Americana & International - Session Two

Fri, Oct 1, 2021 09:00AM EDT
Lot 764

Massachusetts Federal three-part secretary desk

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$200,000 $20,000
$500,000 $50,000

Important Massachusetts Federal mahogany three-part secretary desk, ca. 1805, attributed to the shop of John and Thomas Seymour, this highly sophisticated desk featuring an array of satinwood panels and inlaid edges, with square tapering legs and bellflower chains, with spade feet, 81" h., 35 3/4" w. Purportedly found in Ireland after having been brought there in the early 19th c. by the Galloway family. Illustrated in Stoneman, A Supplement to John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794-1816 No.15, 81" h., 35 3/4" w. Provenance: David Stockwell 1967. Provenance: A New York Collector.

Pulls replaced. Overall very good condition with some small scattered inlay losses.

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