We are honored to offer you this important 1810 Federal period Massachusetts, Hepplewhite Ladies Desk from a museums collection. On highly figured mahogany & tiger maple inlays.This desk comes to us after its de-acquisition from the Andover, Massachusetts Historical Society. It bears two labels from 19th century fine mahogany furniture dealers in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The first label we detected is from" E. C. Stiegler". We found a second label beneath that which is partially missing but "H. F. Barnard" is mentioned. We deduce the first label belonged to the furniture maker Stiegel purchased it from. This is a North Shore to Salem, Massachusetts desk with strong influences to the workshops of Edmund Johnson & Nehemiah Adams. It possesses a two piece case with double blank doors on its secretary top case. Further defined by a highly crafted interior & flip out writing surface supported by twin loafers. The top case is embellished with a nicely scaled crown molding & sawtoothed inlays. The base case has three graduated drawers perched on flaring French feet. It originally had wooden drawer pulls due to a lack of brass in the post-revolutionary war ear New England Colonies. It was refitted with very high quality brasses with Bellamy type Republic Eagles in the first half of the 19th century. Its drawers have deeply chamfered pine secondary panels with nice evidence of hand tooling marks. It has its original locks and a key for its blank doors. The desk measures 41 1/2" long, 19 3/4" wide (20 1/2" at the flare of its French feet) and stands 50 1/2" tall.