GROUP: This small press is part of a group of furniture having histories of descent in counties just north and east of Knoxville, and likely dating to the 1830s. At present, two larger press forms and two clock cases are known which can be attributed to the same, as yet, unknown craftsman. Technology expressed in the case construction, especially the use of cherry veneers on the rails and stiles of the paneled case ends, and the framed top construction of the lower section, suggest the maker’s knowledge of, and exposure to, urban craft traditions, which are also seen in some Knoxville furniture. The original scrolled pediment with delicately carved rosettes is especially successful and serves as one marker for further associating the press with the clocks from this shop. Its diminutive scale is very intriguing considering the towering height of other known examples from this shop.