Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1790-1810, Wilmington, North Carolina, mahogany, mahogany veneer, yellow pine and poplar secondary, three upper side by side drawers above a central recessed cabinet concealed by two hinged doors flanked by two deep drawers, the case raised on six square tapered legs, important inlay details include each drawer and door with a triple line inlaid lozenge form, top of stiles feature a vertical side by side inlay above a 3.75 inch diamond line inlay above a paneled line inlay, the top of each leg features an inlaid pinwheel above a line inlay tapered panel, cuff inlays to lower leg.
41 7/8 x 66 1/4 x 24 in.Estate of Elizabeth Jocelyn Jewett Tolar of Wilmington
, granddaughter of Mary Wright Giles and John D. Bellamy II, and direct descendent of Judge Joshua Wright, Samuel Jocelyn, Dr. John D. Bellamy, and William Giles, and several other Wilmington’s founding families.
Descended from William B. Giles
Exhibited: St. John Museum of Art and Historic Wilmington Foundation, Wilmington, NC, November 3 - December 30, 1989.
John Bivins, Jr., Wilmington Furniture 1720-1860
(St. John's Museum of Art and Historic Wilmington Foundation, 1989), p. 62, P30-30a.
John Bivins, Jr., The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina 1700 - 1820
, (The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, Winston-Salem, 1988), p. 421, Pl 7.43-7.43a.
"Furniture of lower Cape Fear, North Carolina," The Magazine Antiques,"
vol. CXXXVII, no. 5, May 1990, p. 1202-1213, Pl XII.
MESDA Reference File - S12130
Three long separation cracks to top; replaced pulls; plugs and patches to left and right upper side drawers where pulls once were; several veneer chips and losses; both deep drawers with cut and patch at escutcheons; veneer buckling to right deep drawer; replaced hinges to cabinet doors; cut and patch to left cabinet door at inside corner; later bracing to underside of top board and side panels; other imperfections.
$5,000 - 10,000