|Materials:||Walnut, Cherry, Poplar, Wood|
|Marks:||The lower section has a hidden compartment, which is accessed by opening the prospect door and removing the case of three drawers directly behind it. The compartment has a later inscription appearing to read “Jennie Kavanaugh… / born Pain Lick, Ky. March 14, 1877, / died Feb. 15, 1959, Richmond, Ky. / She owned this secretary for / many years and left it to / Joan Kavanaugh (Lesuaur), her / first cousin, once removed. / Joan married Alex Lesuaur. They / had this secretary in Lexington / and Morehead, Ky., Tallahassee / Fla., Cullounee and / Waynesville, N.C., and finally / home again to Lexington, Ky. / It has always been loved. / May the new owner please love / it too. / P.S. Jennie Kavanaugh… / lived in a beautiful old home / in Richmond called Abbeyville.”|
|Additional Information:||* Please note, the upper and lower sections are associated.|
- overall with various scratches, marks, nicks/chips, cracks, and abrasions consistent with age and use; the upper and lower sections are associated; scattered losses and repairs to inlay; upper section with repairs to broken-arch cornice; some or all of the finials are possibly associated and with repairs; door is missing interior lock plate; lower section with repairs above and to the back feet; desk interior with some ring stains; right hinge of slant lid with a repaired mount; top long drawer is missing interior lock plate; no key; other possible imperfections, wear, and repairs/restorations.
- measured assembled.