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c. 1770, Santo Domingo mahogany, good color; three parts, flat molded top above pair of glazed doors with candle slides; the unusual central part with fall-front lid having pull-out writing slide which also supports the lid, the interior fitted with compartments; the base part has four graduated. block-front drawers with original batwing brass on ogee feet; 89" h; case 39"w; 23"d; 24"d w/blocks
Collection of G.W. Samaha
Note: "This block-front secretary was in the Amelia Peabody Estate and was purchased by me when the "estate" was disposed of. Probably originally owned by Ebenezer Storer Jr. (Amelia's mother was a descendent). (signed)G.W.Samaha"
Ebenezer Storer, Jr. (1738-1807) was a successful cloth merchant who owned a sumptuously furnished house on Sudbury Street. Amelia Peabody (1890-1984) was a noted Boston sculptress and patron of the arts. She was the only child of banker Frank E. Peabody. Her mother was Gertrude Eaton.
Remains of hand written note in drawer:
Fr...Gov. Hancock...Beacon Hill...John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence was the first and third Govenor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Paper label in top drawer:
Undivided Property/William S. & Francis S. Eaton....Nov. 1911
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Realized: $33,000 - Excluding Buyer's Premium

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