Lot 367: Southern Federal Inlaid Secretary Desk
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
early 19th century, attributed to the South Carolina back country, mixed woods to include: walnut to case, figured mahogany veneer to drawers, yellow pine secondary, two part form, the (16) light bookcase features a frieze inlaid with vine and leaf centered with a light wood diamond, louvered shelf interior, above a base with a pull out butler's drawer having an eight drawer divided interior over valanced cubby holes, three long graduated drawers all with triple line inlay, the skirt with conforming vine inlay raised on straight bracket feet.
94.75 in. x 41.75 x 22.5 in.
Private Collection, Campobello, SC
Condition Report: Patches and repairs to cornice; veneer and inlay losses (some present); drawer hinges patched and moved; later pulls with patch holes; some interior drawers difficult to open; break and repair to right rear foot; other small repairs / losses.