STYLE: Turned-leg, pad-foot tables of various descriptions were made in considerable quantities in the North Carolina Roanoke River Valley region, and most of them are very difficult to date precisely. Stylistically, they are exact parallels of small urban or “vernacular” British furniture, which is equally difficult to date.
GROUP: This example is identified with the Roanoke River Basin school (encompassing Warren, Halifax, Northampton, Bertie, and Hertford counties) due to the form of its turned feet, which have a distinctive cove beneath the foot disk. Another characteristic of the school, and one particularly associated with the Sharrock family, is the drawer construction; the bottom is dadoed to the sides and front in conventional fashion, but glue blocks are set into the bevels of the bottom.
WOODS: walnut with poplar drawer liner; yellow pine drawer supports and guides.