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Maker: Emery Moulton, American, 1782–1850

Lady’s Secretary and Bookcase Made for John Doan

1814

Mahogany (primary), pine (secondary), birch veneer, light- and dark-wood inlays, bone, brass, and glass

79 × 39 3/4 × 21 in. (200.7 × 101 × 53.3 cm)
Gift of Carol and Stephen A. Ross
2018.146.1
Geography: 
Made in Lynn, Massachusetts
Status: 
By appointment
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

John Doan, Lynn, Mass. by descent in the family; sold to Israel Sack, Inc., New York; sold to Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899–1981); sold to Israel Sack, New York; sold to Carol Frost Ross and Stephen A. Ross (1944–2017), New Haven, Conn., 1991; given by Carol Frost Ross to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

American Antiques from Israel Sack Collection, 10 vols. (Washington, D.C.: Highland House Publishers, 1957–1989), vol. 9, p. 2418, P344, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.