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The overlay of Gothic tracery, trefoils, and cluster columns on this otherwise classical bookcase reveals the emerging interest in the Gothic Revival style in New York beginning in the mid-1830s. The lower section, with its scroll support, door arrangement, and ogee-molded drawer, follows the design of a sideboard illustrated in the New York cabinetmaker Joseph Meeks’s broadside advertisement of 1833.

Bookcase, Mahogany, pine, American

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