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”
The use of the raised panel “tombstone” doors is characteristic of the Queen Anne nature of this desk/bookcase. As on most of the finer secretaries, candle slides emerge just below the bottom of the 2 doors. We judge the original of this piece to be from Connecticut, near the Rhode Island border.
Height 78 1/4”
Writing Height 30 1/2”