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1968

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Secretary (Japan), 18th century

This is a secretary. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is wood. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Revell Hoover. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Revell Hoover.

Its dimensions are

186 x 112 x 78 cm (6 ft. 1 1/4 in. x 44 1/8 in. x 30 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Secretary (Japan), 18th century; wood; 186 x 112 x 78 cm (6 ft. 1 1/4 in. x 44 1/8 in. x 30 11/16 in.); Gift of Mrs. Revell Hoover; 1968-69-1-a/m

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