Georgia Piedmont (attributed)
1800 – 1810
walnut __primary ||yellow pine __secondary ||walnut __secondary
[Overall Ht]41″ __[Overall Wdth]35 1/4″ at feet __[Overall Depth]20 1/4″
Slant top desk with battened fall front supported by molded lopers with round knobs flanking a drawer over three drawers, all cockbeaded, graduated, keyed entry and decorated with string inlay that intersects to form pointed ovals as stems for simplified bellflowers; valanced skirt and French feet. The desk interior consists of a keyed entry prospect door over a drawer, flanked by reeded document drawers and two valanced pigeon holes over two stacked drawers.
Purchased in the Athens area of Georgia, circa 1930.
Top is open dovetailed. Drawer blades are yellow pine and faced with 1/8″ walnut strip. Backboards are horizontal rabbeted into sides and cut nailed. Drawer runners were probably nailed to sides (not certain).
Frank L. Horton –Luke Beckerdite –Mary Tribble __Yes __Yes __02/28/1984