Lot 372: Tennessee Cherry Lift-Top Sugar Press
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
circa 1820-50, att. Sumner County, with poplar secondary, one piece form with upper dovetailed case, hinged lid with applied molding, divided interior, base with single long drawer above two paneled and hinged doors, paneled sides, the whole raised on ring turned tapered feet.
46 x 36.75 x 19 in.
For a similar example, see The Art and Mystery of Tennessee Furniture by Dorita Coleman Williams and Nathan Harsh, published by the Tennessee Historical Society, Nashville, 1998 (page 144, figure 158).
Private Collection of a Gentleman, East Tennessee
Condition Report: Hairline split to top; replaced hinges and lock; wood loss to back left hinge area at lid; drawer missing interior dividers; mar to lower left stile; wood loss at lower left front foot.