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Collectors’ Edition Bonnet Top Secretary

$22,475 Sale: $12,500

circa 1770-1780

 

Country Bonnet Top Secretaries are extremely scarce, particularly desks as detailed as the one pictured. The general form of this piece, the pattern of the bonnet, the design of the interior, and the shape of the ogee foot are characteristic of the southern Massachusetts or Connecticut area. Our secretary desk includes all of the exacting details of an original piece. The stepped serpentine interior is both blocked- and fan-carved.

 

There are 12 small drawers and 14 secret drawers. The upper case is fitted with 3 small drawers, numerous pigeon holes and adjustable shelves. The raised panel doors open to reveal 2 carved fans in the upper domed section. The bonnet is formed by bending thin sheets of pine over the bonnet frame and securing them with rosehead nails. As with all our desks, only a single board is used for the lid.

 

Height 85 1/2”

Width 37 1/2”

Depth 22”

 

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circa 1770-1780

 

Country Bonnet Top Secretaries are extremely scarce, particularly desks as detailed as the one pictured. The general form of this piece, the pattern of the bonnet, the design of the interior, and the shape of the ogee foot are characteristic of the southern Massachusetts or Connecticut area. Our secretary desk includes all of the exacting details of an original piece. The stepped serpentine interior is both blocked- and fan-carved.

 

There are 12 small drawers and 14 secret drawers. The upper case is fitted with 3 small drawers, numerous pigeon holes and adjustable shelves. The raised panel doors open to reveal 2 carved fans in the upper domed section. The bonnet is formed by bending thin sheets of pine over the bonnet frame and securing them with rosehead nails. As with all our desks, only a single board is used for the lid.

 

Height 85 1/2”

Width 37 1/2”

Depth 22”

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