Penn desk finds fit foot

Foot for a 1710 secretaire owned by William Penn returns to its rightful home.

via the Library Company of Philadelphia:

One of the original feet to the secretary desk owned by William Penn has been found!
This wonderful discovery is due to the help of a number of people. It all began when Laura Keim, curator of the Germantown Historical Society’s collection, came across a foot in their collection with a label stating it belonged to the desk of William Penn. We knew that the current feet on the desk were not original. But could this be one of the right ones?

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