Virginia Late Federal Mahogany China Press
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Attributed to Norfolk, 1820-40, mahogany veneer, yellow pine and poplar secondary, removable wave-like cornice with central tombstone above a vertically veneered, upper cabinet with two hinged molded mullion glass hinged doors, interior with two fixed shelves, flanked by two fully turned columns at the stile, the base featuring two upper side-by-side convex drawers, above two hinged panel doors, interior with single shelf, flanked by two bold fully turned columns at each stile, paneled sides, tall turned ball feet, rear straight feet from the solid.
99 x 48 x 22 in.
For two similar wave-like crests see Classical Norfolk Furniture 1810-1840, Thomas R. J. Newbern and James R. Melchor, pages 90, fig. 6-78 and 95 fig. 6-103. Appears to be white chalk inscription or monogram to underside of top board of base cabinet.
Reglazing to mullions, but glass appears to be old; some marring to top surface; some veneer chips and patches to drawer fronts; later hinges; cut and patch to right rear leg facing; cut and patch to molding at base of upper cabinet; other light warping and small expected imperfections; good estate condition.
$2,000 - 4,000