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Photo: Courtesy Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Bequest of Jonathan Edwards Harlow in memory of Ella Hodges Harlow, 35.268; photo by Erik Gould
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Lady's secretary and bookcase


Object number

RIF1906

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

76 1/2 36 1/2 22 in. (194.31 92.71 55.88 cm)

Date

1805–15

Current location

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Geography

Probably made in Boston area, Massachusetts, Possibly made in Providence, Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany and maple (primary); pine; chestnut (drawer bottoms); sheet glass (bookcase doors)

Marks

Unknown

Inscriptions

Unknown

Provenance

Jonathan Edwards Harlow (1852–1935), Newton, Massachusetts; bequeathed to Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1935

Associated names

Jonathan Edwards Harlow

Bibliography

Eleanore Bradford Monahon, "Providence Cabinetmakers of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Antiques 87, no. 5 (May 1965): 578, fig. 15.
Christopher P. Monkhouse and Thomas S. Michie, American Furniture in Pendleton House (Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum, 1986), 107, no. 46.
Hedy B. Landman, "The Pendleton House at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design," Antiques 107, no. 5 (May 1975): 923.
Vernon C. Stoneman, A Supplement to John and Thomas Seymour Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794–1816 (Boston: Special Publications, 1965), 27–28, no. no. 16.