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Object Name Secretary
Catalog Number 1982.8.2
Date ca. 1830
Material(s) Wood; glass;
Dimensions H-90 W-42.75 D-21.75 inches
Description This is a mahogany Empire bookcase. The hutch (top section) has a pair of eight-paned glass doors flanked by fluted columns. The cornice molding is squared. The base has two small drawers at the top--each with two wooden knobs. Below that are three graduated drawers with the largest at the bottom. Each drawer has two wooden knobs. There are fluted columns on each side of the bottom section of the piece. There are four fluted feet. The side panels of the lower section are inset.
Notes Used in Wickland, the Bardstown home of Governor Charles A. Wickliffe and his wife Margaret Cripps. The home was built in 1825-28, considered one of the finest federal-style house in the state. The donor is a descendent of Governor Wickliffe.
Collection Eleanor Beckham Collection
People Wickliffe, Charles A.
Wickliffe, Margaret
Subjects Furniture
Furnishings
Bookcases
Governors
Search Terms furniture
Governors
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS