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Secretary

Date:
ca. 1800–1820
Culture:
British or Irish
Medium:
Pine carcase, veneered with satinwood, sycamore and rosewood; mahogany drawer linings; gilt-bronze mounts
Dimensions:
Overall: 70 × 47 × 24 in. (177.8 × 119.4 × 61 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
Accession Number:
64.101.1151
Not on view
[ A. Stair & Co. (in 1955) ] ; Phillips of Hitchin Ltd. (in 1962) ; Mrs. Eric Petterson (until 1964; sale, Sotheby's, London, March 6, 1964, lot 165) ; [ A. Stair & Co. (in 1964) ] ; Irwin Untermyer , New York (until 1964; to MMA)
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