Lot 272
Mid-Atlantic Late Classical Secretary Bookcase
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Likely Philadelphia, circa 1830-50, mahogany, mahogany veneer, poplar secondary, three part form, removable flared cornice with a mahogany veneered frieze, two hinged doors with molded and arched mullions, two interior louvered shelves above three side-by-side drawers, the right drawer divided for writing and ink, hinged fold-out writing lid with loper supports, above a projecting long drawer above two long drawers flanked by two fully turned columns, paneled sides, raised on acanthus leaf and bold carved hairy paw feet, rear turned legs.

85.5 x 44.5 x 22 in.

Estate of the Late Richard Rivoire of Charles County, Maryland and Raleigh, North Carolina. A noted historical architect, J. Richard Rivoire was a native of Charles County, Maryland and the first to do extensive documentation of historic structures in that county. He moved to Raleigh in 2005 and was actively engaged in the research and documenting of historic structure in this region.

Crazing to veneered surface at cornice; replaced pulls; felt writing surface with wear and loss.

$800 - 1,200