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Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Desk

Auction:
2509
Lot:
742
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Federal Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Inlaid Desk, Michael Pearson, New Hampshire or Massachusetts, 1809, old refinish, replaced wooden pulls, (minor imperfections), ht. 54, wd. 41, dp. 19 1/2 in.

Note: Underside of base inscribed in period chalk "Michael Pearson May Nine (?) 1809 Made This," and carved with the initials "MP." Drawer divider inscribed in pen "Gertrude Pierce Aug. 24 1901. This secretary was given to me in September 1894 by Lucy G. (Brown) Rogers of Manchester, NH."
Estimate $800-1,200

shrinkage cracks to door veneer, minor loss of inlay

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Michael Pearson, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, MP, secretary, Manchester, Lucy G. (Brown) Rogers, Inlay, Mahogany, Pearson

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