A fine federal carved and inlaid mahogany desk and bookcase or secretary desk. Boston Massachusetts, circa 1815 attributed to Thomas Seymour. The upper case with arched crest with satinwood panel above glazed gothic arched doors that open to reveal shelves and compartmentalized interior. The lower case with hinged baize covered writing surface supported by lopers and three graduated and beaded drawers with alternating veneered fronts flanked by fluted columns. The base highlighted with lunette inlaid banding with nice returns and raised on round turned and tapered feet.
This two part desk and bookcase exhibits numerous Seymour characteristics, with its lunette and satinwood inlays,veneer patterns, fluted columns, turned feet and arched gothic doors. Excellent overall condition, with a few shrinkage cracks, minor imperfections and expected wear from age and use. Replaced period brasses. Dimensions: 81 1/2" h x 42 1/4" w x 21 1/4" d.
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