Duncan Phyfe Roll Top Secretary

Posted by Admin | November 15th, 2012

Background: I had the pleasure of receiving a personal viewing of this piece at the home of Elliott Broidy of Broidy Capital Management. I was connected to Elliott through a historian friend of mine who helped create a catalog for Mr. Broidy of his collection of wood furnishings.

Description: A rare and important Federal Secretary made in three part, the lower or desk section with four turned and reeded legs, the front legs with carved paw feet, below three drawers which sit beneath a roll top desk opening to a satinwood interior of drawers and pigeon holes. Underneath two veneered drawers; the bookcase section with two hinged doors has an elaborate mullion arrangement of Gothic arches and full circles, all beneath a detachable crest.

Similar secretaries are in the collection of The White House, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the private collection catalog of Bernard and S. Dean Levy

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