Chippendale Secretary


Hartford Area, ca. 1770.
Influences of Eliphalet Chapin, Windsor, Connecticut Cherry, white pine and chestnut secondary.
Condition: Expected wear, repair to left door, outside edge, door hinges and plate brasses replace, all other hardware original, finials appear to original, feet in excellent condition.
Provenance: Allen Sperry, Litchfield, CT.
Florence Maine Antiques, Feb. 16, 1963.

This rare diminutive size Secretary has many attributes found in Hartford area furniture. The carved scroll-board pediment with carved rosettes and applied molded edges, along with the finials, are features occasionally found on Chapin pieces. The upper section opens to a fitted interior with compartments divided with shaped cupids-bow designs, seated above the desk portion. The slant lid opens to a fitted step-backed interior with a carved central panel removable door flanked by document drawers and compartments with shaped valences all above four graduated drawers supported by carved ogee-bracket feet.

Dealer Jeffrey Tillou Antiques
Date: ca. 1770
Origin Hartford, CT
Measurements 84 1/2"h (top of finial); 36"w (lower case); 19 1/2"d (at feet)
Price $28,000
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