A Classical Walnut, Mahogany and Satinwood Cylinder Secretary<BR />Attributed to John and Joseph W. Meeks (w. 1836-1857)<BR /> New York City<BR />circa 1836-1850
Lot 1169W
A Classical walnut, mahogany and satinwood cylinder secretary
Attributed to John and Joseph W. Meeks (w. 1836-1857)
New York City, circa 1836-1850
Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A Classical walnut, mahogany and satinwood cylinder secretary
Attributed to John and Joseph W. Meeks (w. 1836-1857)
New York City, circa 1836-1850
height 92in. (233.7cm); width of cornice 55 1/2in. (141 cm); depth of lower case 22 3/4in (57.8 cm)

Footnotes

  • For two very closely related secretaries, both stamped "J.J.W. Meeks / Makers / No 14 Vesey St / New York", see the Metropolitan Museum of Art (accession 69.19a-j) and the Yale University Art Gallery (accession 1971.70). While the example offered here doesn't appear to bear Meeks' stamp, it improves on both museum-owned examples with its more elaborate Gothic-inspired cornice molding.
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